Research carried out by the Office of National Statistics (ONS) has found that the closer properties in urban areas are to public green spaces, the more expensive they are.The analysis, which looked at more than one million house sales in England and Wales via property website Zoopla between 2009 and 2016, showed that homes near to green areas commanded prices up to 1.9% more than those further away.On average, houses and flats within 100 metres of parks, gardens, playing fields and other publicly accessible green spaces were £2,500 more expensive than they would be if they were more than 500 metres away. In 2016, this equated to an average premium of 1.6%.The ONS’s definition of green space was taken from Ordnance Survey's Open Greenspace data. Included within it are publi...
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