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Open Space Assessment

The Open Space Assessment is a ‘background paper’ to the adopted and emerging Local Plan.  It lists maps and quantifies important open spaces in and around the towns and villages of the District, where Winchester City Council is the local planning authority.

Villages and parishes within the South Downs National Park (SDNP) area are not included.

The Assessment is used by the local planning authority as an ‘evidence base’ to ascertain where there are shortfalls or surpluses of open space and to identify which existing open spaces should be protected from development.

The Assessment is also used by house builders and developers during the planning process in order for them to understand what quantum and type of open space they might need to provide in their plans and to ensure that open space deficits are not exacerbated.

The Assessment is available to download from the link on the right hand side of this page.

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