Local Green Space
The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) introduced a new concept of a Local Green Space designation (1). This is a discretionary designation to be made by inclusion within a local development plan or neighbourhood development plan.
The designation should only be used where the land is not extensive, is local in character and reasonably close to the community; and, where it is demonstrably special, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including as a playing field), tranquility or richness of its wildlife (2).
Policies within the local development plan or neighbourhood development plan for managing development within a Local Green Space should be consistent with the policies protecting green belts within the NPPF (3).
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Planning Permission in relation to listed buildings, conservation areas and other historic places.
This page sets out how the National Planning Policy Framework relates to heritage assets.
The development plan comprises the local planning authority's local development plan and the neighbourhood development plan, if there is one.
Article 4 Directions
Trees can be vital to the general character of an area and can be at the heart of a particular historic or architectural interest in a site. They obviously require management over time and ultimately replacement.