Where are the nation’s greenest postcodes?

Posted on Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Close proximity and access to green space are usually high on the list of priorities for house hunters, particularly in urban areas. New research reveals where across England and Wales is home to the greenest pockets of the property market. 

The latest research from Searchland analysed data on the number of acres of green space per 1,000 residents across each region of England and Wales, as well as every postcode, to reveal where is home to the greatest abundance of green space and found that, across England and Wales as a whole, there’s an average of 21.2 acres of green space for every 1,000 residents.

This climbs to 27.4 acres in the South East, making it the greenest region of the nation, with Wales (25.7) and the East of England (23.4) also ranking high. In contrast, London predictably ranks as the least green region of the nation, with just 15.9 acres of green space per 1,000 residents.

Greenest Postcodes

However, when it comes to the greenest postcode pockets of the property market, it’s the SA63 postcode in Pembrokeshire that ranks top with a whopping 385 acres of green space per 1,000 residents.

Perhaps most surprising is the fact that the London Borough of Havering’s RM4 postcode places second, with 379.7 acres of green space for every 1,000 residents living there.

The PL10 postcode in Cornwall sits third with 274.4 acres of green space, with the RG3 postcode in Mole Valley (204.6) and the BS41 postcode in North Somerset (197.5) also placing in the top five.

Surrey Heath’s GU20 postcode (185.8), the LL36 (176) and LL35 (175.6) postcodes in Gwynedd, SG10 in East Hertfordshire (164.3) and East Hampshire’s GU31 (158.5) postcodes complete the top 10 greenest in England and Wales.

Co-founder and CEO of Searchland, Mitchell Fasanya, commented:

“Green space is a very sought-after feature amongst many homebuyers and a property boasting an abundance of it on the doorstep is often in high demand in any market conditions.

"But the house hunt for a greater level of green space doesn’t necessarily mean you are constricted to searching out in the sticks and, as our research shows, there are postcodes across multiple locations, including London, that rank as some of the greenest in the land.”

Via @PropertyReporter