Sport, open space and recreation needs assessment

We carried out detailed assessments of the borough’s sport, open space and recreational facilities, including playing pitches and play space up to 2025.

What we have done

A comprehensive audit and assessment of existing provision of all types of open spaces, sport and recreational facilities including the quality of supply and their condition has been carried out. Future demand for facilities, specific needs and opportunities has also been assessed.

The outcomes are reported in the following separate reports:

  • Playing Pitch Assessment 2015(pdf, 2049KB) - a detailed assessment and analysis of all playing fields and outdoor sports spaces including football pitches, cricket pitches, rugby union pitches, artificial grass pitches, tennis courts and bowling greens.
  • Playing Pitch Strategy(pdf, 1556KB) - building on the Playing Pitch Assessment, this Strategy provides the strategic framework and recommendations for the borough’s playing fields and sports pitches.
  • Indoor Sports Facility Needs Assessment(pdf, 2499KB) - a detailed assessment, including a supply and demand analysis, of indoor sports facilities including swimming pools, sports halls, health and fitness facilities and squash.
  • Open Space Assessment(pdf, 806KB) - a detailed assessment of the borough’s open space provision including its condition, distribution and overall quality, covering parks and gardens, natural and semi-natural greenspaces, amenity greenspaces, play provision, allotments, cemeteries and civic spaces.

Updated: 5 February 2016