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Definition: Local Green Space

A green area of particular importance to a local community designated as such through a local plan or neighbourhood development plan. The designation should only be used:

1. where the green space is in reasonably close proximity to the community it serves;

2. where the green area is demonstrably special to a local community and holds a particular local significance, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including a playing field), tranquility or richness of its wildlife; and

3. where the green area concerned is local in character and it not an extensive tract of land.

Paragraph 76 and 77 National Planning Policy Framework, Department of Communities and Local Government, 2012 

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