SDC-Open Spaces, Sport & Recreation

Sedgemoor District Council is currently in the process of preparing an Open Space, Sport and Recreation Study for the District which incorporates a Playing Pitch Strategy, a Play audit, a Built Facilities assessment and an assessment of informal recreation space.

This study aims to understand the current quality and quantity of provision, the current level of use and demand of each site and the expected level of future demand based on population projections. The assessment results will form part of the evidence base needed to protect existing sites, identify additional needs, support funding bids and inform negotiations with developers when securing contributions towards open space, sport and recreation facilities.

In order to establish a comprehensive overview of the current level of provision and demand across the district we are writing to all known sport, recreation and play facility providers within the District to invite them to complete an online survey which asks a series of questions about the facilities you provide and the level of community use that is allowed at your venue.

In addition to the questionnaires prepared for specific stakeholders we have prepared a survey for Sedgemoor residents, could we ask you to please share this link with your customers and ask them to express their views on the quality and quantity of open space, sport and recreation provision across the District and within their own Parish.

The questionnaires are accompanied by an Online Interactive Map which displays the known formal and informal sites plus any planned sites or sites that have been lost to development in recent years.

The deadline for completing and submitting the questionnaires is Friday 1st February 2019.

For further information and to follow the progress of the Study please visit the webpage.

The questionnaires can be completed online but if you would prefer to provide your responses by email or letter please respond by email to

or alternatively by post to:

Planning Policy, Inward Investment and Growth, Sedgemoor District Council, Bridgwater House, King Square, Bridgwater, TA6 3AR.

Thank-you for your time.

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