Policy ENV8: Local Green Space

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Policy ENV8:  Local Green Spaces

Development on Local Green Spaces, as shown on the Policies Map and listed below, or designated through Neighbourhood Plans (including those made after the date of the Local Plan’s adoption), will only be acceptable in the following exceptional circumstances:

  1. The provision of appropriate facilities (in connection with the existing use of land or a change of use) for outdoor sport, outdoor recreation, cemeteries and burial grounds, and allotments; as long as the facilities preserve the openness of the Local Green Space and do not conflict with its purpose and enjoyment thereof;
  2. The extension, alteration or replacement of a building provided that it does not result in disproportionate additions over and above the size of the original building;

Other forms of development that may be appropriate provided they preserve the openness of the Local Green Space and do not conflict with the purposes of its designation are:

  • Engineering operations
  • Required local transport infrastructure
  • The re-use of buildings provided that the buildings are of permanent and substantial construction
  • Material changes in the use of land (such as changes of use for outdoor sport or recreation, or for cemeteries and burial grounds); and
  • Development, including buildings, brought forward under a Community Right to Build Order or Neighbourhood Development Order.

Local Green Spaces designated by Local Plan:

Reference

Site

 

LGS006

Tollhouse Meadow, Chineham

 

LGS009

 

Land North of the Cricket Ground, Whitchurch

LGS010

 

Cricket Ground, Whitchurch

LGS015

 

Greenspace adjacent to Amport Road, Basingstoke

LGS016

 

Broadhurst Grove, Lychpit

LGS017

 

Saxon Way, Lychpit

LGS020

 

Mapledurwell Pond

LGS021

 

Up Nately Pond

LGS022

 

St Marks Meadow, Basingstoke

LGS024

 

The Lime Pits, Basingstoke

LGS026

 

St Mary’s Avenue open space, Bramley

LGS027

 

Yew Tree Close open space, Bramley

LGS028

 

Brighton Hill Park (adjacent ASDA)

LGS029

 

Brighton Hill Playing Fields

LGS030

 

Alencon Link (Pocket Park), Basingstoke

LGS031

 

Culver Road, Play Area at the side of 36 Culver Road, Basingstoke

 

LGS032

 

Goodman Close, Play Area to rear of 22 Goodman Close, Basingstoke

 

LGS033

 

King George V Playing Fields, Basingstoke

LGS034

 

Knight Street play area, Basingstoke

LGS035

 

Lower Brook Street open space (pocket park), Basingstoke

LGS036

 

Portacre Rise open space, Basingstoke

LGS037

 

Victory Park, Basingstoke

LGS038

 

Sinclair Drive open space, Basingstoke

LGS040

 

Park View open space (extension to Stratton Park), Basingstoke

 

LGS041

 

CCGA, Chineham

LGS042

 

Taylors Farm Community Centre Playing Fields, Chineham

LGS043

 

Eastrop Park, Basingstoke

LGS044

 

Glebe Gardens, Basingstoke

LGS045

 

War Memorial Park and Old Common, Basingstoke

LGS046

 

Cranbourne Road / Kingsmill Road open space, Basingstoke

LGS047

 

Beggarwood Park, Basingstoke

LGS048

 

Danebury Road open space, Basingstoke

LGS049

 

Hatch Warren Community Centre Playing Fields, Basingstoke

LGS050

 

Down Grange Playing Fields, Basingstoke

LGS051

 

Old Down Park, Basingstoke

LGS052

 

Stratton Park, Basingstoke

LGS053

 

The Orchard, Kendall Gardens, Basingstoke

LGS055

 

Queen Mary Avenue open space (adjacent to The Vyne School), Basingstoke

 

LGS056

 

Sherborne Road Playing Field, Basingstoke

LGS057

 

Shooters Road open space (adjacent to The Vyne School) Basingstoke

 

LGS058

 

Whiteditch Playing Fields, Basingstoke

LGS059

 

London Road, Overton

LGS060

 

Burney Bit open space, Pamber

LGS061

 

Chineham Park

LGS062

 

Pershore Road, Basingstoke

LGS063

 

Popley Community Park

LGS064

 

Carpenters Down Playing Fields, Basingstoke

LGS065

 

Tewkesbury Close open space, Basingstoke

LGS066

 

Oxford Way / Carter Drive open space, Basingstoke

LGS067

 

Rooksdown Park, Basingstoke

LGS068

 

Russell Howard Park, Basingstoke

 

LGS069

 

Southdown Road, Tadley

LGS070

 

Caesars Way open space and Witan Court play area, Whitchurch

 

LGS071

 

Daniel Park Whitchurch

LGS072

 

Winklebury Playing Fields, Basingstoke

LGS076

 

Campbell Road, Bramley

LGS077

 

Community meadow, Kingsclere Road, Overton

LGS078

 

Edward Kersley Playing fields, Overton

LGS079

 

Football ground, Berrydown playing fields, Overton

LGS080

 

Foxdown play area, Overton

LGS081

 

Oaktree Park, Overton

LGS082

 

Overton Hill, Overton

LGS083

 

Overton Recreation Centre, Overton

LGS085

 

Playing field and skate park, Sapley Lane, Overton

LGS086

 

Poultons Road, Overton

Existing Local Green Spaces designated in Neighbourhood Plans:

Ashford Hill with Headley Neighbourhood Plan (2022-2029)

  1. Ashford Hill Recreation Ground
  2. Headley Recreation Ground
  3. Mill Green Common Land
  4. Sports Pitches and Common Land to the North of Ashford Hill
  5. Oakfield Open Space
  6. Headley Ford
  7. Hollybush Small Open Space
  8. Harrow Drive Open Space

Bramley Neighbourhood Plan (2011-2029)

  1. Moat Close
  2. Clift Meadow Park
  3. Bramley Green
  4. Land north of Deerfield Park
  5. Land east of Campbell Road
  6. Land off Farriers Close and Lane End
  7. Village Green
  8. Parish Football Ground

Burghclere Neighbourhood Plan (2011-2029, as modified)

  1. Memorial Garden, Portal Hall Gardens
  2. War Memorial Green
  3. Green between Church of the Ascension and the School House
  4. Old Railway Line (north of Harts Lane)

East Woodhay Neighbourhood Plan (2022-2029)

  1. Parish Field including Brownies Corner
  2. Woolton Hill Recreation Ground
  3. St Thomas’ Churchyard
  4. St Martin’s Churchyard
  5. Woolton Hill Junior School playing fields
  6. St Martin’s CoE School playing fields
  7. Meadowbrook Community Land and ‘Kickabout’ area
  8. Meadowbrook Strip by Tile Barn Row
  9. Harwood Rise Green Space
  10. Heath End Recreation Ground
  11. Leased land of East Woodhay Cricket Club
  12. East End Triangle

Ecchinswell, Sydmonton and Bishops Green Neighbourhood Plan (2021-2039)

  1. Eagle Road Recreation Area, Bishops Green
  2. Beech Road Recreation Area, Bishops Green
  3. Harrier Road open space, Bishops Green
  4. Ecchinswell pond, Ecchinswell
  5. Methodist Church Yard, Ecchinswell
  6. St Lawrence’s Church Yard, Ecchinswell
  7. Ecchinswell Village Hall Play Park and Recreation Ground
  8. Ecchinswell War Memorial area
  9. Old Church Yard, Ecchinswell
  10. Digweeds, Ecchinswell

Kingsclere Neighbourhood Plan (2011-2029)

  1. West of Keeps Mead & Garrett Close
  2. Longcroft Road playground
  3. Community Orchard site, Pony Paddocks & allotments
  4. Strokins Rd playground
  5. Holding Field
  6. Basingstoke Road
  7. The Dell recreation ground
  8. Pound Green
  9. The Malthouse Open Space behind St Mary’s Church
  10. Newbury Road/Cedar Drive
  11. The Fieldgate Centre

Oakley Neighbourhood Plan (2011-2029)

  1. A1 Village Pond
  2. A2 Small village pond
  3. B1 Kennet Way play area
  4. B2 Newfound sports ground
  5. B3 Peter Houseman ground
  6. B4 Beach park
  7. C1 Cowdown copse
  8. C2 St John’s copse
  9. C3 Pathway from St John’s Road
  10. C4 Water ridges chalk heap

Old Basing and Lychpit Neighbourhood Plan (2015-2029)

  1. Basingstoke Canal
  2. Hodds Lane Copse

Sherfield on Loddon Neighbourhood Plan (2011-2029)

  1. Allotments
  2. Village Green North
  3. Village Green Middle
  4. Village Green South of Plantation
  5. Village Green adjacent to Court Farm
  6. Village Green South
  7. Slip Road Triangle
  8. A33 Triangle
  9. A33 Bund
  10. Village Green War Memorial
  11. Village Green - Crossroads Triangle
  12. Village Green - NE Bramley Road

Wootton St Lawrence Neighbourhood Plan (2016-2029)

  1. Recreation ground
  2. Ramsdell playing field
7.59 Local Green spaces have been designated for their local significance, demonstrably special value to the community, and close proximity to the community they serve. Local Green Space designations within made Neighbourhood Plans and coming forward through future Neighbourhood Plans will be supported and covered by this policy.
7.60 As Local Green Space protection is subject to the same restrictions as greenbelt, development on these areas will only be acceptable in exceptional circumstances, as set out in the NPPF. Improvements to the quality and capacity of recreational green space will qualify as ‘very special circumstances’ for the purposes of the policy. Limited improvements to access, outdoor recreation and wildlife, or community functions associated with the use of the space may be allowed where it would maintain or enhance the characteristics for which the Local Green Space was designated.
Implementation and Monitoring

The policy will be implemented through:

  • The determination of relevant planning permissions.

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