Britain's green spaces 'worth billions of pounds'
For the first time, a value has been put on the economic benefits of Britain's parks, lakes, forests, and wildlife.
A report by 500 academics says the resources are worth billions of pounds to the British economy.
The "UK Ecosystem Assessment" also suggests that the health benefits of living with a view of green space, are worth up to £300 a year, per person.
The chief scientific adviser to the Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, Bob Watson says development proposals in urban spaces need to be assessed more accurately.
02 Jun 2011