A priority for the Peacehaven and Telscombe Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group (NPSG) is protecting and linking up the local public green spaces.
A report is currently being written by the NPSG that will give local parks and grounds official local green park status and protect them from housing and commercial development.
Summer in Chatsworth Park, Peacehaven
The main areas to be given protected status include:
· Centenary Park
· Epinay Park
· The Oval
· The Dell
· Howard/Peace Park
· Cornwall Avenue Allotments
· Shepherds Down
· Chatsworth Park
· Telscombe Recreation Ground
· The Copse
Centenary Park (Big Park), Peacehaven
To achieve Local Green Spaces status they need to be demonstrably special. The 5 criteria for assessment are:
· Recreational Value
The Dell, Peacehaven
Cathy Gallagher, Chair of the Peacehaven and Telscombe Neighbourhood Plan Steering Group, "Green spaces give so much to all ages in terms of play, fun, enjoyment, well-being and happiness. It is vital that these sites are legally protected so that they can be enjoyed for many years to come."
Cathy Gallagher, Chair of Steering Group