Playing Pitch Strategy 2016-2026

The Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS) for Rossendale, Pendle and Burnley and the preceding Assessment Report provides a strategic framework for the maintenance and improvement of existing outdoor sports pitches and ancillary facilities between 2016 and 2026. The PPS covers the following playing pitches and outdoor sports:

  • Football pitches
  • Cricket pitches
  • Rugby union pitches
  • Rugby league pitches
  • Artificial grass pitches (AGPs) (Hockey)
  • Bowling greens
  • Tennis courts

The key objectives for the Playing Pitch Strategy are:

  • To inform the review of emerging planning policy within the Local Development Frameworks of the participating authorities
  • To provide adequate planning guidance to assess development proposals affecting playing fields
  • To inform land use decisions in respect of future use of existing outdoor sports areas and playing pitches within the Study Area.
  • To provide a strategic framework for the provision and management of playing pitches within the Study Area
  •  Support external funding bids and maximise support for playing pitches.
  •  To provide the basis for ongoing monitoring and review of the use, distribution, function, quality and accessibility of playing pitches.