Streets and open spaces are being defined as private land after redevelopment. It began with Canary Wharf but is now a standard feature of urban regeneration. In future, one of the biggest public squares in Europe - Granary square, in the new development around Kings Cross - will be privately owned. There are privatised public zones across Britain, from Brindleyplace in Birmingham to Liverpool One.
The Guardian is asking readers to add to their map of privatised public spaces in Britain.
For the purposes of this project, they are not looking at enclosed shopping malls - only open spaces, from streets and city squares to village greens, beaches and riverbanks, where there's a reasonable expectation that the space might be public.
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