Development will not be permitted which would detract from the character or setting of parks and gardens of special historic interest, including those on the national and local register.
English Heritage maintains a register of English parks and gardens which are of special historic interest. This includes the following Grade II listed parks in Southampton:
Southampton Old Cemetery
These parks are included on the list for their national importance. Their conservation is therefore an important element of a sustainable strategy. Development will not be permitted which would detract from their character or historic value. This includes development both within and outside a park which would affect its setting. In addition, the Hampshire Register of Historic Parks and Gardens contains a database of parks, gardens and designed landscapes of historic interest. The information varies widely from full documentation to little more than a list of the name and location; and in fact many of these no longer exist as parks or gardens (refer to Appendix 7).