WordPress Local Install Theme Folder Permission To Edit

I have installed WordPress on a local LAMP installation. All I want is to edit the theme files locally on an editor like VS Code where I can open the theme folder and start editing on the go.

But I can’t access them, as the access is denied to the whole wordpress directory. I can edit the files in the theme editor. But I want to do this in an external code editor. How can I achieve this. What permissions do I have to change.

I used these permissions during installation.

Elementary OS 5.1 based on Ubuntu 18.04