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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:


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.