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Design Council Cabe

CABE Space works to bring excellence to the design and management of parks and open space in towns and cities. Decent Homes Need Decent Spaces is led by CABE and the National Housing Federation with support from social landlords and associated organisations across the country.

Green Flag Plus Partnership

Green Flag award

Green Flag Plus Partnership coordinate the The Green Flag Award Scheme, which provides a national benchmark for the best green spaces in the country. Through the partnership, Neighbourhoods Green will be developing guidance for social landlords about Green Flag for housing.



Groundwork is an environmental regeneration charity that changes places and changes lives around the UK. Groundwork’s track record of empowering communities to improve open spaces makes them a key partner in the Neighbourhoods Green Initiative

The Landscape Institute

The Landscape Institute is the Royal Chartered body for landscape architects; professionals who inspire people to expect the best from the natural and built environments.

Natural England

Natural England

Natural England works for people, places and nature to conserve and enhance biodiversity, landscapes and wildlife in rural, urban, coastal and marine areas. As part of the Neighbourhoods Green initiative, Natural England are developing a mapping tool to determine the extent and quality of open space owned and managed by social landlords.

Royal Horticultural Society


The Royal Horticultural Society (RHS) is the UK's leading gardening charity dedicated to advancing horticulture and promoting good gardening. Anyone with an interest in gardening can enjoy the benefits of RHS Membership and help us to secure a healthy future for gardening.

The National Housing Federation

National Housing Federation

The National Housing Federation is the voice of affordable housing in England. They represent over 1,000 housing associations and campaign for better housing. The National Housing Federation works with the Neighbourhoods Green partners to support and promote the work that housing associations do to provide good quality green space in neighbourhoods.

The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts

The Wildlife Trusts is a partnership of 47 local wildlife trusts which constitute the UK’s largest voluntary organisation dedicated to conserving the full range of the UK's habitats and species. The London Wildlife Trust is coordinating the delivery of the Natural Estates project which is working with nine registered social landlords in London over three years to bring about estate based interventions that promote biodiversity.

Steering group

The project leaders are supported by a steering group comprising representatives from the social housing sector and various open space sector partners. The group meets regularly to direct, oversee and manage the project's delivery and includes representation from Circle 33Great Places Housing Group, Helena Homes, LB Hammersmith & Fulham, Medina Housing, New Charter Housing Trust, Notting Hill Housing, Peabody Trust, Sanctuary Housing, Places for People, Regenda Group, and Wakefield & District Housing.

Neighbourhoods Green is a national partnership supported by Design Council Cabe, Groundwork, the Green Flag Plus Partnership, the Landscape Institute, the National Housing Federation, Natural England, the Royal Horticultural Society and the Wildlife Trusts.
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