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The LPAs will support opportunities for sport, physical activity and active leisure by:
1. Supporting the creation of new or enhancing existing sports facilities where a need has been identified.
2. Resisting development proposals that result in the loss of sports and recreational buildings and land unless:
i. An assessment has been undertaken which has clearly shown the facilities to be surplus to requirements; or
ii. The loss resulting from the proposed development would be replaced by equivalent or better provision in a suitable location; or
iii. The development is for alternative sports and recreational provision, the needs for which clearly outweigh the loss.
3. Protecting and, where appropriate, enhancing and creating new public rights of way and bridleways.