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Recreation Spaces

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 12th February 2020.

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Photo of Taiwo Owatemi Taiwo Owatemi Labour, Coventry North West

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what steps he is taking to protect green spaces from development.

Photo of Esther McVey Esther McVey Minister of State (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Holding answer received on 10 February 2020

We updated the National Planning Policy Framework in July 2018. This includes a policy on the designation of Local Green Space, under which communities can identify and protect local green spaces of particular importance to them. The Framework also sets out that existing open space should not be built on unless it is shown to be surplus to requirements, or the loss would be replaced by alternative provision.

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