LUC was commissioned in June 2022 to develop the Natural Environmental Evidence for Herefordshire Council, to support the delivery of the new Local Plan, providing a framework to guide sustainable development. The Open Space Assessment component of this work provides an important evidence base for the provision of different types of open space across Herefordshire, including within the county’s towns and rural areas. The assessment considers the quantity, accessibility, quality and value of open spaces, with a particular focus on providing accessible greenspace within walking distance of people’s homes.