HEA7 (PP) - Optimising the health and wellbeing benefits of the natural environment

This policy is part of the Plymouth Plan which was approved by Plymouth City Council Full councillors on 27/02/2017.

The City will ensure the health and wellbeing benefits of Plymouth's natural environment will be optimised through the following measures:

  1. Providing high quality, health promoting places to play near to where children live and that families are confident to enjoy and explore.
  2. Working with schools, health centres, family support organisations and local sports and community groups, and through cultural activities, to encourage the use of natural spaces as places for relaxation, recreation and fun.
  3. Utilising natural spaces near schools for curriculum based ‘learning outside of the classroom’ experiences and continuing to facilitate a network of schools that utilise natural spaces for learning outcomes.
  4. Engaging in a co-operative and innovative way to improve the quantity and quality of the playing pitches stock and ancillary facilities, and using the planning process to protect and improve playing pitch provision in the city, matching the requirements of Plymouth's growth.