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No Comments Chapter 30 What types of open space, sport and recreation facilities will require developer contributions?

30.1. The Council will normally require developers to provide and/or contribute towards all seven types of open space, sport and recreation facilities (henceforth referred to as 'open space') set out below. Each type of open space has its own 'Vision', which describes the purposes and particular features of the open space.

Type Definition Primary Purpose/Examples

Parks and Gardens

Includes urban parks, formal gardens and country parks

Accessible, and free to use high quality opportunities for informal recreation and community events.

Natural and Semi-Natural Greenspaces

Includes publicly accessible woodlands, urban forestry, scrub, grasslands (e.g. downlands, commons, meadows), wetlands, open and running water and wastelands.

Natural and semi-natural areas providing access to wildlife, environmental education and awareness, biodiversity and nature conservation.

Amenity Greenspace

Most commonly but not exclusively found in housing areas. Includes informal recreation green spaces and village greens.

Sites that provide opportunities for informal activities close to home or work or enhancement of the appearance of residential or other areas.

Green Corridors

Includes towpaths along canals and riverbanks, cycleways, rights of way and disused railway lines.

Sites that are accessible and free to use for walking, cycling or horse riding, whether for leisure purposes or travel, and opportunities for wildlife migration.

Provision for Children and Young People

Areas designed primarily for play and social interaction involving children and young people.

Areas designed primarily for play and social interaction involving children and young people, such as equipped play areas, multi-use games areas and skateboard parks.

Outdoor Sports Facilities

Natural or artificial surfaces either publicly or privately owned used for sport and recreation. Includes school playing fields.

Sites that may not be free to use specifically intended to meet demand for formal participation in outdoor sports including pitch sports, tennis, bowls, athletics or countryside and water sports.

Allotments

Opportunities for those people who wish to do so to grow their own produce as part of the long-term promotion of sustainability, health and social inclusion. May also include urban farms.

Opportunities for those people who wish to grow their own produce as part of the long term promotion of sustainability, health and social inclusion

N.B. does not include private gardens

Cemeteries & Burial Grounds

Cemeteries and other burial grounds.

Sites for quiet contemplation and burial of the dead, that are also linked to the promotion of wildlife conservation, biodiversity and provide a link to the past

Civic Spaces

Civic and market squares and other hard surfaced community areas designed for pedestrians.

High quality spaces that provide access to shops and can facilitate community events. Also provide a setting for civic buildings.

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