Green Infrastructure, Sport and Recreation Study
The Council has been working with a range of specialist consultants. They have examined current and projected needs for open space, green infrastructure, sport and recreation in Stroud District. Healthy environments and well being of communities require open space and associated facilities to be of an appropriate quantity, quality and location. Furthermore the National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) requires local planning authorities to set out policies enabling communities to access high quality open spaces and opportunities for sport and recreation. The assessments generally use the clusters of Parishes and Towns established in the current Local Plan. The study outputs will be used to inform the Council’s Local Plan Review and the Council’s decision-making process up to 2040.
These are the principal study reports:
- Executive Summary
- Stroud Open Space and Green Infrastructure Study Main Report (Part 1)
- Stroud Open Space and Green Infrastructure Study Cluster Analysis (Part 2) – split into 8 cluster areas and an Introduction
- Stroud Indoor Sports Facilities Needs Assessment
- Stroud Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS) Final Strategy Main Report (Part 1) plus appendices 1, 2, 3 and 4 (Final Stage B Database, Maps of Clusters, List of Site Reference Numbers, Key Site Overviews (37 in total)).
- Stroud PPS Final Strategy Action Plans (Part 2)
- Stroud PPS Final Needs Assessment Reports – split into 7 individual documents due to file size (Introduction and Context, Football, Cricket, Rugby, Hockey, Tennis and Bowls, Key Findings and Issues)
- The Community and Stakeholder Consultation
Note that separate reports are required because of the varied topic matter and differing methodologies of assessment involved. The executive summary conveys a broad strategy direction for the Local Plan Review to consider.