SPACE - BCA
the BCA Open space means a space on an allotment, or a roof or
similar part of a building complying with D2.12, open to the sky and
connected directly with a public road.
more general definition is designated land that allows either active,
or passive recreational use only. Land, the planning authority wishes
to keep in an underdeveloped condition and is often a buffer to or
adjacent to built up areas. The urban and non urban open space
networks are a key element of a city's character and important to
social well being.
city's level of satisfaction with the level of open space provision
they enjoy is shown by their level of usage. A good use is more than
90% of the city's residents visiting a district park at least once,
and more than 70% visiting a neighbourhood park.
neighbourhood parks have traditionally been located within 400m of
each residential dwelling. Individual district parks serve a
catchment area of 25 000 to 50 000 people, and town parks are located
at town centres serving 50 000 to 100 000 people. Many of these parks
and other activity nodes are connected by a well developed
pathways that enable safe pedestrian access. There may also be an
extensive cycling network.