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A Playing Pitch Strategy has been completed for Mid Devon by consultant Bennett Leisure and Planning.

The Playing Pitch Strategy is a technical document which includes recommendations for the provision of playing pitch facilities for the district. The strategy looks at football, rugby, cricket, hockey, tennis and bowls facilities and includes an assessment of the future needs for the area.

The Playing Pitch Strategy has been prepared following Sport England’s guidance, and is supported by representatives from the national sports governing bodies and Sport England. The assessment of facilities and future needs have been informed through engagement with local sports clubs, schools and Town and Parish Councils.

The Playing Pitch Strategy will be used by the Council to help inform the preparation of a new Local Plan for Mid Devon and will be capable of being used to help guide planning applications submitted to the Council for determination and the decisions made on these. It will also be capable of being used by the Council in the preparation of other plans, programmes and strategies, and by the sports community in Mid Devon to help inform investment decisions and applications for grant funding.

Opportunity to comment

There is now and opportunity for comments to be made on the Playing Pitch Strategy, which will be taken into consideration before it is finalised and published on the Council’s website.
Comments must be made in writing and sent to us by 12 noon Monday 22nd November 2021.

By email:

planningconsultations@middevon.gov.uk

Or by post:

Playing Pitch Strategy, Tristan Peat, Forward Planning Team Leader, Mid Devon District Council, Phoenix House, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton, Devon

The Playing Pitch Strategy is available to view online. Printed copies of the Playing Pitch Strategy will be available for inspection at local libraries and in the main reception at the Council’s Phoenix House Office, Phoenix Lane, Tiverton subject to their opening hours.

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