For the purposes of understanding spatial variation in Herefordshire, the assessment of open space has been undertaken at seven localities, as well as for Herefordshire as a whole:

Accessibility standards have been expressed as straight-line ‘walk time’ distances. These were applied in GIS to produce a series of maps showing buffers around the boundaries of open spaces to indicate areas which have poor access to different types of open space at various levels of the hierarchy.

To find out more information on the development of the accessibility standards, click here to view Chapter 8 part 1 and Chapter 8 part 2 of the report.

For more information on the Access to play provision and allotments, click here to view Chapter 8 part 3 and Chapter 8 part 4 of the report.