Practical planning guide for sports clubs
Sport England, in partnership with the Department of Communities and Local Government, has published a new guide to planning applications aimed at sports clubs who want to improve their facilities.
Sport England knows that poor quality facilities are a significant barrier to increasing participation in sport at a grassroots level. All too often the planning system is viewed as an obstacle as opposed to a means of securing the best possible outcome, and when approached incorrectly can result in frustration, financial loss and damaged relationships.
Making a planning application provides practical advice that will help clubs across the country prepare their case and application in order to maximise their chances of success.
Step-by-step guidance is provided on the five stages of applying for, and securing, planning permission:
Reviewing the options
Preparing the application
Submitting the application
Implementing the decision.
You can find ‘Making a planning application’, on the Sport England website. Hard copies are available on request. Please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org including the postal address to which you would like the guide to be sent.