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Local Green Space Policies

A Neighbourhood Plan can, in principle, ‘designate’ small areas of green space valued by the local community as ‘Local Green Spaces’.

  • To satisfy the legislation, these need to be small and have valued qualities for recreation, wildlife or archaeology (etc.).
  • There also has to be evidence that the areas are indeed valued by local people.
  • The map shows the sites that have emerged from this process, after sifting through a long list to select those that met the key criteria.
  • Owners of these areas of land have been contacted for their views on designation; their reactions have been mixed.
  • However, when the plan is formally examined, it is the Examiner who will decide whether or not they should be designated.