Local Green Space

The National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) includes the 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).

References

(1) Paragraph 76, National Planning Policy Framework, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, June 2019

(2) Paragraph 77, National Planning Policy Framework, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, June 2019

(3) Paragraph 78, National Planning Policy Framework, Ministry of Housing, Communities & Local Government, June 2019

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