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Playing Pitch Strategy - Supplementary Planning Document (SPD)

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Please Note : This document has now been revoked and is no longer in use

The Playing Pitch Strategy was adopted to protect and enhance the provision and use of playing pitches across the city. It was written at the same time as the Parks and Open Spaces Strategy and the Sport and Physical Activity Strategy. The three complementing documents provided our response to the government's national 'Planning for Open Space and Recreation - Planning Policy Guidance 17', which has now been revoked.

These facilities contribute to heath and community safety issues and we must work in partnership to get the most out of them. This document identified 15 criteria relating to the quality, quantity and location of playing pitches and highlighted the issues we consider when determining planning applications that involve the provision, or loss of playing pitches in the city.

The document was adopted as a Supplementary Planning Document in November 2006 and revoked in July 2013. A new Playing Pitch Strategy has been prepared. It does not have SPD status but has been approved by full council it will form part of the evidence base for the new Birmingham Development Plan.

Document Status : Statutory Policy Document - Adopted November 2006 - Revoked July 2013

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Last Updated : 18th December 2013