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MAY
11

Planning for sport and recreation

Date:
Thursday, 11 May 2017 at 9:30AM - 4:30PM
Price:
£349 for RTPI members (From £199 with a season ticket)
 
£199 for licentiate members and independent consultants; £140 for students, unemployed and retired; £449 for non-members
Organiser:

Developing a ‘fit for purpose evidence base’ to deliver community needs through planning

Local authorities need to have an up-to-date and robust evidence base for sport, open space and recreation, to meet National Planning Policy Framework requirements. A solid evidence base can also help achieve wider goals such as regeneration, for which sports facilities often provide the catalyst. Sport England offers a number of services to help inform the strategic planning of sports facilities.

In line with Sport England’s and the Governments new direction of travel for sport, aimed at inactivity and the mass market, the session will also consider open space and Active Design which will increasingly form part of the local plan evidence base for planning and health practitioners.

This one-day workshop, designed with Sport England, will offer practical techniques for local authority planning officers who are involved with developing evidence base for sports facilities. Through a mix of presentations, case studies and interactive exercises, the programme will equip you with the tools you need to ensure your sports evidence base is fit for purpose.

Benefits of attending

  1. Understand the Local Plan process and how to develop an evidence base
  2. Learn about Sport England Policy and new direction
  3. Receive practical insights into undertaking robust needs assessments using national methodologies
  4. Share ideas/thoughts with other delegates and have problems solved through a ‘planning for sport, open space and recreation surgery

Programme

9.00 Registration and coffee

9.30 Welcome and introduction by the Chair

Paul Shuker, Director of Planning, WYG

9.40 Why planning for sport, open space and recreation matters

  • New Strategy; Towards and Active Nation
  • Inactivity and the mass market, the role of open space and Active Design
  • Sport England role in the planning system
  • Planning tools and guidance
  • The Sports planning framework; Protect, Provide and Enhance

Roy Warren, Planning Manager, Sport England

10.20 Assessing needs and opportunities guide

  • An overview of the methodology – practical tips
  • The role and application of the Facilities Planning Model (FPM)
  • Case studies and practical application in the planning process; CIL and s106

David Payne, Associate Director, naa

11.00 Coffee and networking

11.20 Playing pitch strategies

  • An overview of the PPS methodology – practical tips and some common misconceptions
  • The role and application of the PPS in planning policy
  • Case Studies and Practical Application in the planning process; CIL and s106

Neil Allen, Director, naa

12.00 Question and answer session with the morning panel 

12.30 Lunch

1.30 Developing a strategy and needs assessment

  • Developing a strategy and needs assessment for playing pitches and sports facilities
  • Benefits of taking an evidence based approach
  • Getting funding

2.10 Active design

  • Local plan evidence base for planning and health practitioners
  • Open space and Active Design

Dale Greetham, Planning Manager, Sport England

2.50 Planning for sport surgery

Bring along your sports planning challenges for the experts to solve (submit in advance to sarah.miller@kaplan.co.uk)

3.30 Legal update

Gregory Jones QC, Francis Taylor Building

4.10 Conclusion and wrap-up

Paul Shuker, Director of Planning, WYG

4.30 Close