This Assessment recommends which sites in the Borough should be designated as Local Green Space.
The Local Green Space designation, introduced by the Government's National Planning Policy Framework in March 2012, offers a high degree of protection to areas of importance to the local community against new development, providing that they meet certain criteria.
The Local Green Space Assessment has been produced in line with the requirements of the National Planning Policy Framework and Planning Practice Guidance. The Assessment should be considered as an addendum to the Open Space Study 2016. Following representations received during the Issues, Options and Preferred Approaches Consultation, a review of the Local Green Space Assessment was undertaken. The final version of the Local Green Space Assessment is available to view below: