Playing Pitch Strategy Consultation

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We would like to hear your views on the draft Playing Pitch Strategy, which sets out our plans to ensure outdoor playing pitches meet the needs of existing and future residents of west Cheshire.

As demand for outdoor playing pitches changes, it is important we keep our strategy up to date with the needs of residents. The Playing Pitch Strategy was created in 2015 and previously reviewed in 2018, this latest review will ensure the information in it is kept up to date.

If you have an interest in playing pitches, or you live near one we would like to hear what you think.

The strategy covers the following sports pitches.

  • Football pitches, including third generation artificial pitches
  • Third Generation Artificial turf pitches (3G/AGPs)
  • Cricket pitches
  • Rugby Union pitches
  • Rugby League pitches
  • Hockey AGPs (sand or water based Artificial pitches)
  • Other grass pitch sports

The Strategy will be used to:

  • Protect, provide and manage sports facilities and outdoor sports areas across the borough
  • Help inform planning and land-use decisions affecting playing fields and outdoor sports areas
  • Support external funding bids and maximise support for outdoor sports facilities
  • Monitor and review the use, quality and accessibility of outdoor sport.

How to find out more

You can read the full draft Playing Pitch Strategy here, read an executive summary here, and the assessment report which informed the strategy here.

How to get involved

To get involved, please fill in a survey.

The closing date for responses is 12 March 2023.

How your feedback will be used

All of your feedback will be analysed and considered by the Playing Pitch Strategy Steering group to help inform and shape the new Strategy.

The findings of the consultation will be published on the consultation page in Summer 2023 and we will share the final strategy shortly after.

We would like to hear your views on the draft Playing Pitch Strategy, which sets out our plans to ensure outdoor playing pitches meet the needs of existing and future residents of west Cheshire.

As demand for outdoor playing pitches changes, it is important we keep our strategy up to date with the needs of residents. The Playing Pitch Strategy was created in 2015 and previously reviewed in 2018, this latest review will ensure the information in it is kept up to date.

If you have an interest in playing pitches, or you live near one we would like to hear what you think.

The strategy covers the following sports pitches.

  • Football pitches, including third generation artificial pitches
  • Third Generation Artificial turf pitches (3G/AGPs)
  • Cricket pitches
  • Rugby Union pitches
  • Rugby League pitches
  • Hockey AGPs (sand or water based Artificial pitches)
  • Other grass pitch sports

The Strategy will be used to:

  • Protect, provide and manage sports facilities and outdoor sports areas across the borough
  • Help inform planning and land-use decisions affecting playing fields and outdoor sports areas
  • Support external funding bids and maximise support for outdoor sports facilities
  • Monitor and review the use, quality and accessibility of outdoor sport.

How to find out more

You can read the full draft Playing Pitch Strategy here, read an executive summary here, and the assessment report which informed the strategy here.

How to get involved

To get involved, please fill in a survey.

The closing date for responses is 12 March 2023.

How your feedback will be used

All of your feedback will be analysed and considered by the Playing Pitch Strategy Steering group to help inform and shape the new Strategy.

The findings of the consultation will be published on the consultation page in Summer 2023 and we will share the final strategy shortly after.