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Tameside Playing Pitch Strategy

In 2015 the Council commissioned consultants Knight Kavanagh and Page (KKP) to produce a Playing Pitch Strategy for Tameside in line with Sport England requirements. The Playing Pitch Strategy, approved by Executive Decision on 15 July 2016, presents a supply and demand assessment of playing pitch facilities in accordance with Sport England playing pitch strategy guidance (An approach to Developing and Delivering a Playing Pitch Strategy) which has been followed to enable a clear picture of the balance between the local supply of and demand for playing pitches.

The Council has worked with Sport England and representatives from a number of National Governing Bodies (NGB) for sport to develop the strategy for Tameside. The outcomes form an evidence base to help understand the current position of the existing playing pitch stock, support decision making regarding pitch provision, support funding bids from both the Council and local sports clubs and will provide evidence to inform a future Tameside Local Plan.

The strategy is supported by a detailed assessment report covering the pitch based sports of football, rugby union, cricket and hockey. It sets out the current and projected supply and demand position of pitches in Tameside, taking into account the capacity and use of each pitch based on detailed technical analysis. The technical assessments were carried out in specified mid-season windows in order to truly reflect the condition of each pitch.

Tameside Playing Pitch Strategy July 2016. (3.79MB)

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