Britain must reconnect with nature to combat ‘mental health epidemic’, says Caroline Lucas

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Exclusive: Green Party co-leader says government should change planning rules so everyone in UK has access to green space.

  • Josh Gabbatiss
  • Independent

Caroline Lucas is urging British people to reconnect with nature to address the “mental health epidemic” facing the country.

Karo 1aIn a speech lamenting the decline of British wildlife, the Green Party co-leader will call for the government to change planning rules to ensure everyone in the UK has access to green space.

While acknowledging environment secretary Michael Gove has taken green issues far more seriously than his predecessors, Ms Lucas will describe the…

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