Saving Open Spaces

This page includes information and sources of help for groups campaigning to save threatened open spaces. Click on the links to find advice on different topics.

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Planning System

An important part of protecting open space is getting a good understanding of the planning system.


Impact on wildlife is one area of concern when open spaces are threatened. Unlike open spaces, wildlife has got some measure of statutory (legal) protection. See “Bats and the Law” on our “Useful links and contacts” page.


The following documents from the North West Parks Friends Forum give advice on saving open spaces:

Saving Open Space (.pdf 3.80 MB)

Campaigning Tactics by Christine Hession (.docx 1.76 MB)

Petition Sample (.doc 31.5 KB) edit the text to suit your petition

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