Local Green Space Designation
The Growth and Delivery Team of Wokingham Borough Council have asked for suggested areas to be designated as Local Green Space.
To be designated as a Local Green Space it must be:
The Draft Local Plan for Wokingham Borough suggests only one area in Earley be designated as Local Green Space. In February, Earley Town Council made a written submission that this be extended to 12 sites - see policy HC4 on page 3.
Earley Town Council suggests inclusion of:
In the Draft Local Plan (Policy HC4 again), Redhatch Copse and Maiden Erlegh Lake and Woods are protected for wildlife interest and Maiden Erlegh Lake and Laurel Park are a Site of Urban Landscape Value but recognition as Local Green Space would presumably give them greater protection.
You are invited to write to Wokingham Borough Council to support inclusion of sites you are familiar with, as well as supporting the Earley Town Council list. Here's a SOAR document making the case for the Thames Riverside to be recognised as a Local Green Space.
Thanks to John Booth for the information in this article.