North Devon and Torridge Playing Pitch Strategy 2017-2027

In partnership with Sport England and the National Governing bodies for football, rugby, cricket, hockey and bowls; North Devon Council and Torridge District Council have appointed Bennett Leisure and Planning (BELAP) to deliver a new 10-year Playing Pitch Strategy.

The Strategy will provide an evidence base to enable both councils to collect Section106 funding from housing developments and prioritise how this funding will be used to improve infrastructure for local demand. This could be improvements to pitches or supporting facilities including changing rooms and training venues.

BELAP will be asked to send questionnaires out in November 2016 to all local clubs for the sports listed above. This is a great opportunity for every club to outline what facilities they need to sustain and develop their offer to the communities that they serve and ensure their needs are recognised.

Anyone wishing to read more about the objectives of the Playing Pitch Strategy can download the Project Specification.

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As part of our Leisure and Health Strategy we work with various partners to deliver the following events and activities:

Support, training, and funding for local sports clubs

Active Devon is one of 49 County Sports Partnerships in the UK that receives funding from Sport England. It provides support and funding to community sports clubs and training and development opportunities to the coaches and volunteers that work within the clubs.

Find out how Active Devon can support your club and coaches.

Find a sports club near you using the Active Devon Sports Club Directory.

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