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Planning policies for sport

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Participation in sport in England is at an all time high across a diverse range of activities, generating demand for more and better places for sport. The availability of Lottery funding has raised expectations that these demands are more likely to be met. In addition, the requirement to locate many of the new homes for the projected 3.8 million extra households by 2016 in existing urban areas is likely to increase the pressure for development on playing fields and other open spaces for housing. The need to protect existing places for sport and to enable the development of additional opportunities puts sport squarely within the ambit of the land use planning system.



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Editor's comments - [  The format of the document follows a simple structure, comprising an introductory section which describes the role of Sport England and the nature of our involvement in the statutory land use planning system. It sets out guiding principles which provide the context for our planning policies and provides guidance on the issues Sport England wishes to see addressed at different levels of the land use planning system, namely Regional Planning Guidance, Structure Plans/ Unitary Development Plans (part I), and Local Plans/Unitary Development Plans (part II). This is followed by a more detailed policy section which sets out Sport England’s land use planning policy objectives. This section comprises short policy statements followed by specific policy objectives which Sport England wishes to see addressed in development plan policies. These are supported by background statements of justification, and references to additional sources of information. Local planning authorities are not expected to produce policies for all the topics in Section B, but should use their own judgement through an analysis of local planning applications, current and future development issues and the production of local sport and recreation strategies to establish the key policies that are required in their development plan to deliver their wider sporting objectives. Where available, examples of policies from a range of adopted development plans are included to illustrate how our policy objectives can be translated into land use planning policies. ]  Reference this?Cryer, J. (Year). This page title in italics. Retrieved date, from <this page's full URL>

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Reference : Sport England. (1999). Planning policies for sport. London: Sport England

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