Question 31: Do you have any comments about Open Spaces Sport and Recreation Contributions

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Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 472

Received: 26/07/2015

Respondent: bernard duesbury

Representation Summary:

agree

Full text:

agree

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 514

Received: 05/08/2015

Respondent: KIBWORTH BEAUCHAMP Parish Council

Representation Summary:

Speaking on behalf of the Kibworth parishes, the existing cemetery on A6 Harborough Road will require expansion in the future, so any housing developments in adjoining fields must be identified with developers and in plans to ensure sufficient expansion areas are retained for burials next to the existing cemetery boundaries.

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Speaking on behalf of the Kibworth parishes, the existing cemetery on A6 Harborough Road will require expansion in the future, so any housing developments in adjoining fields must be identified with developers and in plans to ensure sufficient expansion areas are retained for burials next to the existing cemetery boundaries.

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 531

Received: 27/08/2015

Respondent: Mr Paul Johnson

Representation Summary:

It would be hugely helpful to have the open space, sports and recreation requirement set out in a calculator as part of the S106 page on line.

Full text:

It would be hugely helpful to have the open space, sports and recreation requirement set out in a calculator as part of the S106 page on line.

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 602

Received: 23/09/2015

Respondent: LUTTERWORTH TOWN COUNCIL Parish Council

Representation Summary:

Town and Parish Councils are the best source of knowledge for local requirements and as such, should be consulted and heavily involved throughout the process.

Full text:

Town and Parish Councils are the best source of knowledge for local requirements and as such, should be consulted and heavily involved throughout the process.

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 628

Received: 24/09/2015

Respondent: Gladman Developments

Agent: Gladman Developments

Representation Summary:

It should be recognised in Section 8 that Management Companies set up by developers to manage on site open space provision is a suitable and effective approach as opposed to the transfer of the open space to another party accompanied with a maintenance contribution.

Full text:

It should be recognised in Section 8 that Management Companies set up by developers to manage on site open space provision is a suitable and effective approach as opposed to the transfer of the open space to another party accompanied with a maintenance contribution.

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 633

Received: 25/09/2015

Respondent: Sport England

Representation Summary:

Paragraph 73 of the NPPF requires a different approach to determining need for sport and recreation compared to that included in the former PPG17 and its associated documents. The NPPF paragraph 73 requires Local Authorities to assess needs and quantitative or qualitative deficits or surpluses of sports and recreational facilities in the local area. Information gained from the assessment should be used to determine what, sports and recreation provision is required. , it does not advocate the use of the deleted Assessing Needs and Opportunities Companion Guide attached to PPG17 which uses the 'standards' approach.

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Paragraph 73 of the NPPF requires a different approach to determining need for sport and recreation compared to that included in the former PPG17 and its associated documents . The NPPF paragraph 73 requires Local Authorities to assess needs and quantitative or qualitative deficits or surpluses of sports and recreational facilities in the local area. Information gained from the assessment should be used to determine what open space, sports and recreation provision is required. For assessing the need for sport and recreation, the Government has advocated the use of Sport England's Playing Pitch Strategy Guidance and Assessing Needs and Opportunities Guidance, it does not advocate the use of the deleted Assessing Needs and Opportunities Companion Guide attached to PPG17 which uses the 'standards' approach.

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 704

Received: 30/09/2015

Respondent: SCRAPTOFT Parish Council

Representation Summary:

8.1.2 The question of off site contributions for open spaces and other agreements should only be used in extreme circumstances.

Full text:

8.1.2 The question of off site contributions for open spaces and other agreements should only be used in extreme circumstances.

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 705

Received: 30/09/2015

Respondent: SCRAPTOFT Parish Council

Representation Summary:

8.3.2 The matter of burial provision in the District has been consulted on and discussed for many years. S106 money should be part of developer contributions and the whole question of burial provision addressed by the Council.

Full text:

8.3.2 The matter of burial provision in the District has been consulted on and discussed for many years. S106 money should be part of developer contributions and the whole question of burial provision addressed by the Council.

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 737

Received: 30/09/2015

Respondent: Hazelton Homes (Midlands) Limited

Agent: Marrons Shakespeares

Representation Summary:

The evidence base for assessment of open space need should be updated from the current 2009 document given the amount of development that has taken place since 2009.

Full text:

The evidence base for assessment of open space need should be updated from the current 2009 document given the amount of development that has taken place since 2009.

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 738

Received: 30/09/2015

Respondent: Hazelton Homes (Midlands) Limited

Agent: Marrons Shakespeares

Representation Summary:

Paragraph 8.1.5: A maintenance contribution for a 15 year period is considered excessive and this should be no more than 10 years.
Paragraph 8.1.6: The threshold elsewhere is more than 10 units rather than 10 or more; there should be consistency.

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Paragraph 8.1.5: A maintenance contribution for a 15 year period is considered excessive and this should be no more than 10 years.
Paragraph 8.1.6: The threshold elsewhere is more than 10 units rather than 10 or more; there should be consistency.

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 753

Received: 30/09/2015

Respondent: Woodland Trust

Representation Summary:

Welcome inclusion of woodland in the types of open space for which contributions may be sought

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We are pleased to see that urban and rural woodland included in the types of open space for which developer contributions might be sought. Woodland has been shown to provide a wide range of social, economic and environmental benefits for people and we believe that everyone should have some trees or woodland near to their home.

Where possible we would like to see this provisions being either on site or as near to the development as possible. You could also extend the definition to include individual trees in streets, on verges or on areas of greenspace, as they can also be valuable, particularly in urban areas where space is constrained.

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 769

Received: 30/09/2015

Respondent: THURNBY AND BUSHBY Parish Council

Representation Summary:

Chapter 8, Open Space Sport and Recreation Provision, table 3, corrections of "Principle Users" in the heading to read "Principal".

Full text:

Chapter 8, Open Space Sport and Recreation Provision, table 3, corrections of "Principle Users" in the heading to read "Principal".

Comment

Planning Obligations SPD

Representation ID: 789

Received: 30/09/2015

Respondent: Davidsons Developments Limited

Agent: Bidwells

Representation Summary:

Open Space Sports and Recreation Provision

Full text:

Our client is generally supportive of the open space, sports and recreation facilities provision, and agrees that this should be on site where possible, however the local context does need to be considered in addition to the wishes of the local community groups. Some settlements have good provision of facilities and as such improvements to the existing facilities may be of more benefit to the community.

Any requests for contributions need to directly relate to the development, make the development acceptable in planning terms and be fairly and reasonable related in scale and kind.

The S106 agreements should allow for alternative management arrangements of public open space, for example through a management company or the parish council etc.