The National Planning Policy Framework requires planning policies to be based on robust and up to date assessments of the need for open space, sport and recreation facilities.
In order to provide a robust evidence base for the Local Plan the Borough Council commissioned specialist consultants to undertake three different but complementary studies:
- Open Spaces Assessment Study, 2017, Prepared by Nortoft (PDF Document, 19.99 Mb)
- Indoor Built Sports Facilities Strategy, 2018, Prepared by Strategic Leisure (PDF Document, 5.57 Mb)
- Playing Pitch Strategy, 2018, Prepared by Strategic Leisure and 4 Global (PDF Document, 13.81 Mb)
These three studies have informed the preparation of the Borough Council’s own Open Spaces Strategy which includes priority actions to protect and improve open spaces. The Strategy will ensure the Council’s commitment to high quality open spaces is fully integrated into its strategies, plans and programmes, by influencing and informing policy development and implementation across the Council’s activities.
- Open Spaces Strategy, 2019 (PDF Document, 2.2 Mb)
Last updated: Wed 20th March, 2019 @ 16:02