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Sport and Recreation: Planning

Volume 715: debated on Tuesday 15 December 2009


Asked by

To ask Her Majesty's Government what guidance they provide to promote sport and recreational activity through the planning system. [HL482]

Planning guidance for sport and recreational activity is set out in Planning Policy Guidance note 17: Planning for Open Space, Sport and Recreation (PPG 17). Good practice guidance is set out in Assessing Needs and Opportunities: A Companion Guide to PPG17.

Earlier this year my department also issued, jointly with Sport England, Making a planning application—A guide for sports clubs, which provides practical advice to help clubs across the country who want to improve their facilities.