A Form for recording reasons and criteria for Local Green Spaces proposed in the Chapel-en-le-Frith Parish Neighbourhood Plan

Description of the Form

The blank form attached below is a modified version of a form that was provided by High Peak Borough Council (HBPC) in Feb 2014

The first row in the form will give the LGS number and name/location of a proposed Local Green Space.

The first column of the form contains a series of questions relating to reasons and criteria for proposal of the Local Green Space

To qualify as a Local Green Space the space must satisfy the criteria for Local Green Space give in paragraph 77 of the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) 2012. Those three criteria are represented by the questions numbered  1, 2, 3 in the first column of the form.

The questions 2(a)-(f) refer to specific examples given in the NPPF for reasons why spaces might be of special local significance. Questions 2(a) and 2(b) are interpretations provided by Wardell Armstrong for HPBC (2014).  Question 2(g), which applies only to sites within built up areas, is an additional reason provided by Wardell Armstrong. Question 2(i) is added to the revised form to allow other good reasons to be given for sites having local significance, in addition to the specific examples given in the NPPF.

According to the NPPF a Local Green Space must be demonstrably special, so question 2(i) has been included to ensure that evidence is provided to show that the site is special to local people.

Question number 3 is in two parts because the NPPF requires that a Local Green Space should be local in character and not an extensive tract of land

The NPPF does not require that a local Green Space should have public access and in some cases (e.g. wildlife sites) it is undesirable but the final question has been retained because information on access is considered relevant and important.

 Criteria for a space to qualify for proposal as a Local Green Space in this Neighbourhood Plan:

 The answer to Questions 1, 2 and 3(a) must be YES and the answer to Question 3(b) must be NO.

The answer to at least one of the questions 2(a) to 2(h) must be YES and the associated comment should give significant details on why the space is special to local people. For some local spaces the answer will be YES to more than one of the questions 2(a)-2(h).

The answer to question 2(i) must be YES and the nature of the evidence should be stated in the comment. The evidence itself may be provided in a separate file.

The answer to question 3 (a) must be YES. The physical boundaries to the space should be identified in the comments or on the map for that space.

The answer to Question 3(b) must be NO and if possible the area of the space should be given.

Local Green Space


Criteria and reason for protection:


  1. Is the green space in reasonably close proximity to the community it serves?
  1.  Is the green space demonstrably special to the local community and hold a particular local significance?
a)    Are there significant views from the local area into or across the site?
b)    Does the site afford the public with        significant views out into the wider countryside?
c)    Does the site have special historic significance or features?
d)    Does the site have recreational value?
e)    Is the site particularly tranquil?
f)     Does the site have ecological value?
g)    Does the site form a significant green break within the settlement?
h)    Are there other reasons that make the site special to local people?
 i)   Is there evidence demonstrating that the site is special to local people?

e.g. local comments, photographs, petition or public survey results

  1. Is the green area:

a)    local in character?

b)    an extensive tract of land?

Is there public access to the site?

Would the site provide the public with amenity value without public access?


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