National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) introduced a new concept of a Local Green Space designation. This is a discretionary designation to be made by inclusion within a local development plan or neighbourhood development plan.
The designation should only be used where the land is not extensive, is local in character and reasonably close to the community; and, where it is demonstrably special, for example because of its beauty, historic significance, recreational value (including as a playing field), tranquility or richness of its wildlife.
The Broadstairs & St. Peter's Neighbourhood Development Plan allocates the following sites as Local Green Space under policy BSP5:
Colburn Road Estate
Culmer's Amenity Land
Dumpton Park Drive
Fair Street/ Royal Close
St. Peter's Village Green
Victoria Parade and Nuckell's Gardens
Vincent Close, also known as Northwood Park