Fields in Trust works in partnership with landowners including local authorities, voluntary organisations and private landowners to protect land through a Deed of Dedication (or Minute of Agreement in Scotland) – a binding legal commitment with the landowner – which allows green spaces to be protected in perpetuity for current and future generations to enjoy.
To progress your application, we require office copy entries of the register of title (or for unregistered land, the root of title). Office copies must be dated within the last 12 months to represent the current standing of the land. For registered land, copies can be obtained from the relevant Land Registry for a nominal charge. We will also require evidence of approval to protect the green space, a commitment to signing the Deed or Minute within six months and high resolution pictures of the space.
You can check you have all the required documents using our six-step eligibility checker before progressing to submit a formal application for protection.