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Planning Guidance Note 17 On Sport And Recreation

Volume 592: debated on Thursday 30 July 1998

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asked Her Majesty's Government:When they proposes to revise Planning Guidance Note 17 on Sport and Recreation. [HL3174]

We will shortly be publishing a research report which examines the Effectiveness of Planning Policy Guidance on Sport and Recreation. The findings and recommendations in that research point clearly towards the need to revise PPG17. We agree. The PPG, which dates from September 1991, urgently needs to be brought up to date, not least to take account of the Government's sustainable development objectives. Work on a revision will therefore start later in the summer, and we hope that a draft revised PPG17 will be issued for public consultation around the turn of the year.