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Cricket Club

EB15: Community services and facilities

Development proposals to enhance the provision of community services and facilities will be supported subject to the following criteria:
a. The proposal will not generate unacceptable noise, fumes, smell or other disturbance to adjoining properties;
b. The proposal will not have an adverse impact on highway safety; and
c. Access arrangements and sufficient off-street parking can be satisfactorily provided where practical without negatively impacting on adjoining uses.

Proposals that result in the loss of buildings or land for public or community use will need to demonstrate that:
d. The facility is no longer required; or
e. A replacement facility of sufficient size, layout and quality is to be provided on an alternative suitable location; or
f. It would not be economically viable or feasible to retain the facility and there is no reasonable prospect of securing an alternative community use of the land or building

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EB16: Local green space

The following areas, as defined on the policies map and Map1 of Annex 3 to the Plan, are designated as local green space:

LGS01   Grange Park;
LGS02   Glencourse/ Burnside;
LGS03   Victoria Allotments, South Lane;
LGS04   Cemetery, Dipe Lane;
LGS05   War memorial and garden, Front Street;
LGS06   Land adjacent to St George’s Church, Front Street;
LGS07   Cricket, squash and archery grounds, Newcastle Road;
LGS08   Boldon Lawn Tennis Club;
LGS09   Mundles Lane Play Area.

Management of any development within these local green spaces must be consistent with national policy on Green Belts. Inappropriate development should not be approved except in very special circumstances. Very special circumstances will not exist unless the potential harm to the local green space, by reason of inappropriateness and other harm is clearly outweighed by other considerations

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Golf Course

EB17: Protected open space

The following areas of open space, as defined on the policies map and Map 1 of Annex 3 to the Plan, have been identified as contributing to local amenity and character and will be protected from development:

POS01    Boldon Golf Course;
POS02 Land at Lyndon Grove;
POS03 Land at North Road/ Kendal Drive;
POS04 Land at Beckenham Avenue/ Ravensbourne Avenue;
POS05    East Boldon Junior and Nursery School playing fields and playgrounds.

Development that will result in the loss of protected open space will only be supported where the applicant has robustly demonstrated to the satisfaction of the Local Planning Authority, that the:

a. Open space is surplus to requirements; or
b. Loss resulting from the proposed development would be replaced by open space of equal or better value in terms of quantity and quality, including amenity value, in a suitable location in the near vicinity; or
c. Development is for alternative open space provision, the needs for which clearly outweigh the loss.

New development should provide, as a minimum, the standards of open and recreation space defined within the most up to date and relevant guidance.

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