Local Authorities: Leisure

Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 5th March 2007.

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Photo of Andy Reed Andy Reed PPS (Rt Hon Dawn Primarolo, Paymaster General), HM Treasury

To ask the Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government what advice her Department gives to local authorities on planning for sport and active recreation.

Photo of Yvette Cooper Yvette Cooper Minister of State (Department of Communities and Local Government) (Housing and Planning)

Planning policies for sport and active recreation are primarily set out in planning policy guidance note 17, "Planning for Open Space Sport and Recreation". It contains planning policies and advice on the protection of existing sports and recreational facilities from development as well as planning for new facilities.

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