Telford & Wrekin Council guarantees green space protection

Telford & Wrekin Council has committed to protect at least 150 green spaces in the borough under its new Green Guarantee.

Image: MorgueFile
Image: MorgueFile

The Green Guarantee was a commitment in the Telford & Wrekin Local Plan, identifying areas of council-owned land that it wants to protect from any future development

The first phase sees 116 sites that will be formally recognised areas of open space for leisure, recreation and biodiversity purposes and protected from any development. They will add to six local nature reserves and 10 Sites of Special Scientific Interest, three Fields in Trust sites and village greens, all of which are already protected.

The initial list of 116 green spaces will go to a meeting of the Cabinet on 15 October for approval. Public consultation and engagement with local interest groups will follow, to ensure there is public support for the chosen sites.

Later next year the council will ask the community to identify another 50 council-owned community green spaces to be included in the Green Guarantee. These will be identified through public consultation from December 2016.

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