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Car parking in front gardens. Some negative consequences and potential remedies.

Front gardens help to make towns and cities worth living in. They can make walking a pleasure, promote sociability, contribute to biodiversity, reduce the danger of flooding and make streets safer. But too many are neglected, contributing nothing to the quality of the place. Every year thousands of front gardens are paved over. How can this be avoided? Where there is damage, how can these vital spaces be improved?