Site Allocations Plan March 2016

Undesignated Green Space

Background

Protection of green spaces which are of value with regard to their contribution to the townscape, character, setting and visual attractiveness of a settlement is consistent with NPPF paragraph 77.

This policy will apply to areas of undesignated green space (those not identified as Local Green Space under policy SA 7) within settlements with defined settlement limits, which are considered nevertheless to be of value in making a worthwhile  contribution to the townscape, character, setting and visual attractiveness of the settlement.  Townscape is a term embracing a number of factors, such as the importance of green space in the street scene, in breaking up and adding variety within the urban fabric and in enhancing the setting of buildings and other features.

POLICY SA 8: Undesignated green space

Within settlements planning permission will not be granted for development that unacceptably affects the value of undesignated green space making a worthwhile contribution to the townscape, character, setting and visual attractiveness of the settlement.