Appendix 2: Adopted green space and sport and recreation standards

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Maximum Distance Thresholds

Multi-functional Green Space (MFGS) made up of:

 

  • Amenity Green Space (including informal play space and kickabout)

5mins (300m walking)

 

  • Accessible Natural Green Space

10mins (600m walking, 1500m cycling)

  • Parks.

15mins (900m walking, 2250m cycling, 5625m car)

Equipped play areas

10mins (600m walking) to nearest facility

Allotments

10 mins (600m walking, 1500m cycling, 3750m by car)

Quantity Standard

Multi-functional Green Space (MFGS) made up of:

  • Amenity Green Space (including informal play space and kickabout)
  • Accessible Natural Green Space
  • Parks
  • Green corridors and buffers
  • Important biodiversity sites and landscape features.

 

 

65m2 per person (in/adjacent to Basingstoke)

32m2 per person (rural)

Absolute Minimum Requirement

Multi-functional Green Space (MFGS) made up of:

  • Amenity Green Space (including informal play space and kickabout)
  • Accessible Natural Green Space
  • Parks.

 

 

20m2 per person (all areas)

 

 

Equipped play areas

0.5m2 per person (all areas)

Allotments

3.4m2per person (all areas)

Minimum Sizes

Multi-functional Green Space

0.2ha (2000m2) with no dimension less than 15m

Neighbourhood Parks

2ha

Strategic equipped play areas including provision for teenagers

1250m2 in/adjacent to Basingstoke

Neighbourhood equipped play areas including provision for teenagers

750m2 in/adjacent to  Basingstoke

1000m2 in rural settlements to allow for the lack of strategic sites

Local equipped play areas

300m2 in/adjacent to Basingstoke

450m2 in rural settlements to allow for the lack of strategic sites

Allotments

10 plots (approx. 1375m2) min 5 rods

Sport and Recreation Standards

Type of provision

Facility Catchment

Minimum Quantity standard

Minimum Quality Standard

 

Accessibility

(driving travel time)

Swimming pools

Borough wide

0.06 sqm of pool building per person

25m x 4 lanes with reception, storage, changing village and car parking

20 minutes

Indoor Sports Halls / Leisure Centre

Settlement clusters

0.1 sqm of indoor sports building per person

4 badminton court hall with reception, storage, changing rooms and car parking

20 minutes

Ice Rink

Borough wide

No minimum quantity

Where provided… 1 full size rink with spectator seating, ancillary areas and car parking

No maximum drive time

Indoor Tennis Centre

Borough wide

No minimum quantity

No minimum quality standard

20 minutes

Indoor bowls

Borough wide

No minimum quantity

Where provided 6 lanes, changing and social facilities, car parking

No maximum drive time

Gymnastics Centre

Borough wide

No minimum quantity

Where provided…multi-disciplinary spaces, storage, changing rooms, car parking 

No maximum drive time

 

 

Health and fitness/gyms

Settlement clusters

0.1 sqm of indoor sports building per person

Inclusive Fitness Initiative (IFI) accredited gym

15 minutes

Athletics Tracks

Borough wide

0.064 sqm of synthetic surface per person

Where provided 8 lanes, changing and social facilities, car parking

20 minutes

Artificial Turf Pitches

Settlement clusters

0.4 sqm per person

Full size for football, hockey or rugby with changing rooms, floodlighting

20 minutes

Grass playing fields

Neighbourhood

9.3 sqm per person

Conforms to sport governing body standards for pitch and changing rooms, no single pitch sites, social space

15 minutes

Outdoor Tennis/ Netball courts

Neighbourhood

0.5 sqm per person

Conforms to sport governing body standards, fully enclosed, floodlighting

10 minutes

Outdoor Bowling Greens

Neighbourhood

0.5 sqm per person

6 rinks, changing and social facilities

10 minutes

Golf Courses/ Driving ranges

Borough wide

No minimum quantity

No minimum quality standard

20 minutes

Multi Use games areas

Neighbourhood

Referenced in Green Infrastructure Policy

Referenced in Green Infrastructure Policy

Referenced in Green Infrastructure Policy

Water based facilities

Borough wide

No minimum quantity

Where provided… storage, changing rooms, car parking, social facilities

No maximum drive time

 

 

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