Metropolitan Open Land - planning guidance

Meeting: 
MQT on 2015-10-21
Session date: 
October 21, 2015
Reference: 
2015/3138
Question By: 
Caroline Pidgeon
Organisation: 
Liberal Democrats
Asked Of: 
The Mayor

Question

While current planning guidance is clear that 'outdoor sports and recreation' is an appropriate use of Metropolitan Open Land (MOL), is it not also important to assess the relative level of public access being offered in any new development against that which was previously available?

Answer

Answer for Metropolitan Open Land - planning guidance

Answer for Metropolitan Open Land - planning guidance

Answered By: 
The Mayor

MoL is accorded the same level of protection as Green Belt and in line with national policy on this, when considering appropriate proposals for development in MoL account is taken of opportunities to provide access, together with a range of other factors which will enhance its beneficial use.