Green Guarantee

Background of the Green Guarantee

Telford & Wrekin Council committed to protect at least 150 green spaces in the borough under its Green Guarantee, including several within Lawley and Overdale Parish.

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.

Telford & Wrekin Council’s website shows the full list of Green Guarantee sites and their boundaries.

Later in 2016, the Council asked the community to identify an additional 50 Community Green Spaces, owned by Telford & Wrekin Council, to be included in the Green Guarantee.

Sites within Lawley and Overdale Parish

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