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No Comments Chapter 12 The value of Open Space to Business and the Local Community

12.1. Open Spaces in Harborough District support business both directly and indirectly. This section seeks to highlight the businesses that have a vestedinterest in high quality and valued open spaces.

12.2. How Open Spaces are valued by the community:

  • Market Harborough voted as one of the best places to live (Times 2015)

From 2013 Residents survey:

  • Clean Streets and Parks and Open Spaces voted 3 and 4 in the top 5 important factors where they live with 50.3% satisfied with the service they receive.

  • Clean streets and facilities for teenagers voted 3 and 4 in the top 5 areas of concern for respondents.

  • Clean Streets and Parks and Open Spaces score 8.5 and 6.5 out of 10 respectively as important to provide a good place to live and work.

  • Access to Parks and Open Spaces voted third in top five services provided by the Council.

12.3. A full list of Businesses or Community Groups that have an interest in, generate employment or income from, or attract income to open spaces can be found at Appendix R.

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