Blackpool is densely urbanised with almost 75% of Blackpool being developed and what open space remains is small and fragmented.
Nine out of 21 of Blackpool’s wards fall seriously short of the national standard 4ha of open space per 1,000population.
Blackpool has the lowest tree canopy cover in the UK with only 4% of the town supporting trees compared to a national average of 16%.
A quarter of the town’s open space is provided in and around Stanley Park.
Blackpool’s main ecological space is located at Marton Mere, to the East of the town which is designated a Site of Special Scientific Interest (SSSI) and a Local Nature Reserve (LNR).