Department for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs written question – answered on 18th October 2022.

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Photo of Andrew Bridgen Andrew Bridgen Conservative, North West Leicestershire

To ask the Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs, what recent assessment he has made of the potential contribution of gardens to the Government's environmental objectives.

Photo of Trudy Harrison Trudy Harrison The Parliamentary Under-Secretary of State for Environment, Food and Rural Affairs

HM Government fully recognises the contribution of gardens, alongside the other natural features and spaces making up green infrastructure networks in towns and cities. Green infrastructure contributes to nature recovery and wider environmental benefits as well as making places more attractive to live and work. The 25 Year Environment Plan includes a commitment to introduce stronger new standards for green infrastructure. Natural England is delivering this Green Infrastructure Framework to help local authorities, developers and communities to improve provision in their area.

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