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05/05/2011

A £15.6m greenspaces project aimed at transforming communities in England has scooped a prestigious award for sustainability. The programme beat 100 other businesses to win a Green Apple Award in a campaign to find Britain's greenest projects and businesses. ￿Green Spaces for People is being delivered by three of the UK's largest housing groups: Places for People, Riverside and Peabody, and is funded by the Big Lottery Fund. It is transforming 80 neighbourhoods across the country and enhancing the quality of life for local residents. The programme is regenerating over 30 hectares of under-used or derelict spaces into high quality, well-designed areas for local communities to enjoy. This includes new parks, community gardens, wildlife habitats, sport facilities and new play areas.