The Protection of Important Open Spaces

The Protection of Important Open Spaces

The neighbourhood plan can identify and protect those open spaces that are important to the local community. An open space could be  valuable because it is part of the character of the area, or it could be used for recreation. It could also be somewhere people like going because it is tranquil or to watch wildlife or it could have a historical connection.

Open spaces could include: play areas, playing fields, allotments and the areas in which war memorials area located – the spaces don’t have to be green.

In order to identify areas in our plan, we need to know which spaces are important to you and crucially why you feel they should be protected.

We are holding a drop-in event at our council offices in Seaton Delaval on Wednesday 11 March 2020 between 4.00 – 6.30 pm where you can come along to find out more about the plan and give us your ideas.

Read more about the Neighbourhood Plan