Ealing - Join our call for a report into the costs, benefits and options for a Greater London National Park.
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Kingston Council is the first to join our call for the Mayor of London to publish a report into the opportunities, costs, benefits and options for making London the world’s first National Park City.
We are petitioning the leader of Ealing Council to join our call. Please support us by signing this petition.
The purpose of a Greater London National Park would be similar other UK National Parks. It would conserve and enhance its natural and cultural heritage, promote opportunities for the understanding and enjoyment of London’s green spaces, and foster the economic and social well being of local communities.
Unlike rural national parks, it would not need planning powers to achieve these aims.
There are six key areas where the Park will make the greatest change and would improve Ealing.
Children - Growing up in a National Park City would have a profound influence on our children. It would open up new opportunities for young people to be healthy, spend quality time with family, improve their outdoor education and grow up as creative citizens.
Health - Actively enjoying quality green space improves our mental health, physical health and well-being. It not only saves money on the health services money, but can also improve productivity in the workplace.
Wealth - The Greater London National Park will put London on the map as the birthplace of a new National Park City movement. It will not only inspire new kinds of business in the capital, but actively work to promote opportunities for recreation and tourism in London’s outer boroughs.
Recreation - London is an incredible, inspirational and accessible landscape to explore. The Greater London National Park would promote the city’s long distance footpaths, 50 canoe clubs and numerous other often forgotten opportunities to enjoy open-air recreation.
Environment - The National Park will create a common vision for the city that all Londoners will understand. Activities will lead to better management of the capital’s green and blue infrastructure and as a result, increased resilience against pollution, flooding, climate change and other risks.
Nature - Londoners share a long history appreciating and protecting wildlife. The Park would both celebrate our achievements in conserving green space and inspire a generation to think creatively about our future relationship with nature.
A Greater London National Park would be a new kind of national park. It would work in partnership with all Londoners to inspire, enable and support the creation of a better environment, a better economy and a better quality of life for those who live, work in and visit the capital.
This is an opportunity to be part of a shared and transformative vision for London. From children to pensioners, teachers to gardeners, artists to architects and walkers to hotel owners, we can all take inspiration from a London National Park to make the capital even greater.
A study by the Mayor of London into the opportunities, costs, benefits and options for making London the world’s first National Park City will give us all the information that we need to make an informed decision on if this vision for London should be turned into a reality.
Over 80 organisations, Kingston Council and Northfields ward are the first to join the call.
Please add your name to this petition and ask the leader of Ealing Council to join our call.
For more information on the Greater London National Park campaign please click here.
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