Decision Maker: Cabinet
Decision status: For Determination
Is Key decision?: No
Is subject to call in?: Yes
Sports Strategies provide an audit of the
quality, quantity and accessibility of sports facilities; establish
current levels of demand and project forward demand likely to arise
by the end of the Strategy period so the appropriate level of
provision can be planned for the future.
This element is for the Playing Pitch Strategy for BCP, which has been refreshed to form an overarching document for BCP.
RESOLVED that the Playing Pitch Strategy (2020 – 2033) is formally adopted by BCP Council.
The Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS) plays a number of important roles in sport, leisure and planning terms and has a direct link into the health and wellbeing agenda both in relation to formal club based sport and social, casual and informal sport, aimed at getting people more active (with positive outcomes for health and well-being). The PPS provides an audit of the quality, quantity and accessibility of playing pitches, establishes current levels of demand and whether pitches are being over/under-used. Using population forecasts, the PPS projects forward demand likely to arise by the end of the strategy period so that the appropriate level of pitch provision can be planned and developed for the future.
The PPS provides Planning Officers with an assessment tool and evidence to help protect, mitigate for loss and lever developer contributions towards planned facilities to meet the future needs of a growing population.
Report author: Paul Mitchell
Publication date: 12/02/2021
Date of decision: 10/02/2021
Decided at meeting: 10/02/2021 - Cabinet
Effective from: 20/02/2021