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Local Green Spaces

What is special to Lowestoft and special to you?

The emerging Lowestoft Neighbourhood Development Plan allows for areas of local green space to be identified and protected where they are of particular importance to the local community. To meet the criteria set out in the National Planning Policy Framework, the land has to be in reasonably close proximity to the community it serves; demonstrably special to a local community and holds a particular local significance. The Plan proposes that the following locations meet these criteria and the Town Council is keen to hear from you if you agree or disagree.

Royal Green
Wellington Gardens
Twinning Gardens
Pakefield Clifftops
Nightingale Road Play Area
Uplands Community Centre
Clarke's Lane
Fen Park and Kirkley Ham
Kirkley Waterfront Wildlife Site
Leathes Ham
Gunton Community Park
Pakefield Green
Pakefield Park and Love Lane
Land adjacent to Tom Crisp
Rosedale Park


For each one of these locations, we would like to get your opinion on the following:

  • Are there significant views from the local area into or across the site?
  • Does the site afford the public with significant views out into the wider countryside?
  • Does the site have special historic significance or features?
  • Does the site have recreational value? Is the site particularly tranquil?
  • Does the site have ecological value, trees, wildlife or habitat? 
  • Does the site form a significant green break within the settlement?
  • Are there other reasons that make the site special to local people?

Please get in touch by responding this post or emailing planning@lowestofttowncouncil.gov.uk. Please ENSURE you mention which area of green space you are replying about. There are other significant areas of public open space within the town which will either be designated as Recreational and Sports Spaces or Strategic Green Landscape Components.

 GS17 1 Clarkes Lane

Image of Clarkes Lane

GS13 2 Pakefield Cliffs

 Image of Pakefield Cliffs