Playing Fields: Repairs and Maintenance

Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government written question – answered on 4th September 2018.

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Photo of Clive Betts Clive Betts Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee, Chair, Housing, Communities and Local Government Committee

To ask the Secretary of State for Housing, Communities and Local Government, what statutory or non-statutory guidance is issued by his Department to local authorities on the provision and maintenance of playing pitches; if he can place a copy of that guidance in the Library; and if he will make a statement.

Photo of Rishi Sunak Rishi Sunak Parliamentary Under-Secretary (Housing, Communities and Local Government)

Sport England, the arms-length body of government responsible for investing in and supporting grassroots sport, provides a range of sport and physical activity facility management non-statutory guidance on its website. Details of this guidance can be found here: https://www.sportengland.org/facilities-planning/.

Specific guidance on natural turf playing pitches can be found here: https://www.sportengland.org/facilities-planning/design-and-cost-guidance/natural-turf-for-sport/.

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