Richmondshire District Council

Local Green Spaces

The Open Spaces Society have published their Charter for Open Spaces (England)(August 2020).    

The council has robust policies in place for the protection of Green Space (see Policy CP12(d) of the current Local Plan: Core Strategy.

The Local Plan is currently under review. As part of this, a consultation ran for the designation of Local Green Spaces between 30 May and 9 August 2019.   

121 areas of land were submitted as part of the process and 77 met the criteria to be designated as a Local Green Space.

The designation of land as local green space gives communities the opportunity to identify and protect green areas of particular importance, subject to meeting the criteria as set out within the National Planning Policy.

Potential land and sites 

As part of the Preferred Options consultation we are inviting communities to submit further land and sites to be considered for ‘Local Green Space Designation’ within the revised Local Plan. To enable us to consider additional land and sites please complete our Local Green Space Designation survey questionnaire.

Further information can be found within our Local Green Space Designation Report and maps for (by parish):

You can return the form(s) via e-mail to:

You can also print and return the form(s) by post to: Planning Policy, Richmondshire District Council, Mercury House, Station Road, Richmond, North Yorkshire, DL10 4JX.

The deadline for further submissions is 23 July 2021.  

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