Our views on local heritage and green spaces

View of Coleshill Park

One hundred years ago, our founders sought to protect and improve the quality of the places people live. We're continuing that tradition by celebrating and promoting the importance of local heritage and green spaces.

 

A canopy of trees at One Tree Hill

Our vision for the future of parks 

Public parks are facing a crisis, find out how we’re playing our part to help.

Green Academies Project volunteer Jacko teaches bug hunting with young teens

Green Academies Project 

We're inspiring young people to look after their local green spaces. This innovative youth volunteering project has now grown to six of our places across five cities.

The No.2 pool at MRB

Coalition formed to secure a future for Moseley Road Baths 

Moseley Road Baths are of great heritage significance and an important part of Birmingham's identity. Thousands of Birmingham people have learned to swim here since opening in 1907 and many more have used the private washing and bathing facilities which were in use until 2004.

Artist Oliver Goodhall and the property team look at plans for the old breakers' yard at Sutton House, Hackney

Planning at a local level 

At the local level we monitor planning proposals which are likely to affect the special places in our care.

Daniel Dodd our communications and content director meets HRH Prince of Wales

Beauty in my back yard 

We've joined HRH The Prince of Wales in endorsing the Prince’s Foundation for Building Communities' online toolkit BIMBY (Beauty in My Back Yard) to help communities have a say on new housing developments in their area.

National Trust gardeners working on the planting plan for the garden at Coleton Fishacre, Kingswear, Devon

Neighbourhood planning 

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) placed a great deal of importance on planning at a local level. Find out more about neighbourhood planning and how you can help.

National Trust omega sign at Coleshill Park, Oxfordshire

Our five key recommendations for a low carbon project 

Our insights into why and how people are motivated to take part in community projects, following research by sustainable development charity Forum for the Future.