The Neighbourhood Plan being developed for Dartmouth is a once in a generation opportunity to gain “Green Belt” type protection for our open spaces by designating them as Local Green Spaces. To date 16 sites have been identified for this protection.
- Coronation Park (DTC)
- Royal Avenue Gardens (DTC)
- Community Greenhouse site and adjacent areas on North embankment (DTC)
- Dartmouth Castle Wall (DTC)
- Castle Estate (DTC)
- Jawbones allotments (Dartmouth Trust)
- Milton Lane Allotments (DTC)
- Longcross cemetery (DTC)
- Community Orchard (DTC)
- Warfleet Creek, Lime Kilns, Quay and Slip (DTC)
- Sandquay Wood (Raleigh Estate)
- Norton Wood (SHDC)
- Norton Field (SHDC)
- Manor Gardens
- Crosby Meadow (Dartmouth Trust)
- Jawbones Beacon Park (SHDC)
The majority of sites, and all of those owned by DTC, have received landowner support for this “Green Belt” type of protection. However the landowners of Manor Gardens, Jawbones Beacon Park, Jawbones Allotments and Crosby Meadow are not prepared to support this designation for their land. It is still possible to nominate these 4 sites but if we are to be successful in an opposed nomination we must show that each site is demonstrably “special” to our local community and holds a particular local significance, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value, tranquillity or richness of its wildlife. If you would like to add your support for one or more of these sites please do so via the Neighbourhood Planning web site https://dartmouthplan.org .
Thank you for your support.
Chairman, Green Environment Topic Group
Dartmouth Neighbourhood Plan