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10. Disposal of public space

We seek to protect and retain public amenity open spaces in the city. Whether they are for visual amenity, formal or informal leisure use or have a value for wildlife conservation and the preservation of bio-diversity.

“Public open space” land is not always “open” to public use, but is nevertheless of public value. This can be due to bio-diversity, hydrology and other reasons.

Areas may also have a potential value for promoting accessibility for connections between footpaths, bridle-ways and cycle routes and for addressing local road safety and parking needs.

This policy outlines the grounds for disposing of public space, how applications are evaluated as well as terms and conditions of disposal.


Policy for the disposal of public space