DEV3 - Sport and recreation

The Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan is now at the public examination stage. Keep up to date with what's happening on our Plymouth and South West Devon Joint Local Plan: Examination page.

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, including bringing private and education related sports facilities into wider community use.
  2. Resisting development proposals that result in the loss of sports and recreational buildings and land unless:
      1. An assessment has been undertaken which has clearly shown the facilities to be surplus to requirements; or
      2. The loss resulting from the proposed development would be replaced by equivalent or better provision in a suitable location; or
      3. 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.