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UK Planning systems neglect the provision of outdoor spaces for children


This Children & Nature Network news item (November 29, 2019) highlights research released by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) which reveals that the past 50 years have seen a ‘drastic reduction’ in the use of outdoor spaces by children. However, the article does suggest there are ‘pockets of rights-focussed policy beginning to emerge in Scotland, Wales, and Northern Ireland’. Provided with permission from the Children & Nature Network.

Published: 03.12.19

Scotland’s Outdoor Learning Directory aims to provide a portal to services supporting outdoor learning which are provided by these Scottish organisations.

Forestry and Land Scotland Scottish Forestry Scottish Natural Heritage Lomond & Trossachs NP Natural Scotland Cairngorms National Park Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh SEPA Education Scotland Historic Environment Scotland