GREEN GUARANTEE

BACKGROUND

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

The Green Guarantee identifies areas of Council owned land which will be protected from any future development, along with nine existing Local Nature Reserves, eight proposed Local Nature Reserves, eight Sites of Special Scientific Interest, three Fields in Trust sites and Village Greens which are already protected. 

The first phase of the Green Guarantee, completed in March 2016, included 104 sites that are formally recognised areas of open space for leisure, recreation and biodiversity purposes and protected from any development.

The full list of Green Guarantee sites and their boundaries can be found at www.telford.gov.uk/greenguarantee

Later in 2016 the Council will ask the community to identify the additional 50 Community Green Spaces, which are owned by Telford & Wrekin Council, to be included in the Green Guarantee. These will be identified through public consultation from December 2016.

SITES IN LAWLEY & OVERDALE PARISH BOUNDARY

During the first phase of the Green Guarantee process four sites in the Parish were included in addition to the two existing Village Greens. These are:

  • Old Park Pool, Old Park
  • Overdale Playing Field, Overdale
  • Princes End, Dawley Bank
  • The Rock Public Open Space