LPP2: Site Allocations and Development Management Policies

Managing Development in Local Green Spaces

4.32  The NPPF states that policies to manage development in Local Green Space should be consistent with policies relating to Green Belt. As such the Council's policy for assessing proposals within Local Green Space is derived from policy for assessing proposals in the Green Belt, tailored to the characteristics of Local Green Space.


DM19: Local Green Space

 Development which protects or enhances Local Green Spaces, as designated on the Policies map or through Neighbourhood Plans, will be encouraged. Inappropriate development in Local Green Spaces will only be permitted in very special circumstances. Appropriate forms of development within Local Green Spaces are:

    1. The construction of new buildings for:
      1. outdoor sport or recreation;
      2. allotments;
      3. the reasonable requirements of agriculture or forestry or;
      4. community uses
        • where they do not conflict with the local significance of the Local Green Space;
    2. The extension or alteration of an existing building provided it does not result in disproportionate additions over the original building;
    3. The re-use or replacement of existing buildings, provided that a new use does not conflict with the local significance of the Local Green Space, and any replacement building is not materially larger than the existing building; and
    4. The carrying out of engineering or other operations required for public safety or to provide essential infrastructure.

Local Plan Part 1 parent policies

LRC1: Leisure and Recreation Facilities



Refusal of applications, and dismissal at appeal, for proposals which would result in the loss or harm to Local Green Spaces. Target:

Protection of Local Green Spaces from inappropriate development (development inconsistent with DM19).