The natural environment has always occupied an important space in villages, towns and cities as the green, park, garden square or heath providing enjoyment, restoration and offering therapeutic qualities. Access to nature, in various forms and intensity, plays a vital and well-acknowledged role in the relationship between quality of life and the place you live.
- Green space, gardens and balconies: Access to outdoor space both public and private including parks and green spaces near at hand.
- Trees and planting, interaction with nature: The extensive incorporation of trees planting and biodiversity to offer everyone daily interaction with nature.
- Environmental Performance: Homes that minimise whole-life carbon in construction and materials, and energy demand in use, and that avoid toxic materials.