Legislation for open green spaces

This table provides a basic introduction to the key legislative and policy texts that need to be considered when developing an open space project in any of the four nations in the UK.  Key legislation references have been sourced from NetRegs which provides free environmental guidance for businesses in the UK.

Please note: The legislation described in this section is correct at January 2011

COUNTRY/
REGION

LEGISLATION

Planning

Contamination

Conservation

Europe

   

England

Wales



Scotland



Northern Ireland