Playing Pitch and Built Facilities Strategies 2017 - 2031

Torridge District Council and North Devon Council have worked together in partnership with Sport England and the National Governing Bodies for Football, Rugby Union, Cricket, Hockey and Bowls to develop a Playing Pitch Strategy for the area. Separately, Torridge District Council has independently adopted a built infrastructure strategy.


Playing Pitch The Vision for the Strategies are:

To fully understand the quantity and quality of our current stock of playing pitches, changing provision and sport/recreation facilities to ensure that we: Protect the facilities that are used and valued by our current population; Provide new facilities in the right locations to cater for increased demand and population; and enhance facilities to ensure that quality meets twenty-first century expectations and attracts new and existing users.

The Strategies provide a framework for ensuring the development, and sustainability, of larger urban pitch sport sites, which are capable of providing a range of opportunities for all members of the community, whilst also protecting the network of smaller, single pitch sport sites in rural areas which help to sustain the very fabric of village life that will run alongside the Districts Local Plan document until 2031.

The Playing Pitch strategy document can be found via the link below:

pdf icon Northern Devon Playing Pitch Strategy [467kb]

The Built Facilities Action plans, Assessment documents and planning models can be found below:

word_2010 icon Built facilities needs assessment [9Mb] 

word_2010 icon Planning model for sports halls [145kb] 

word_2010 icon Planning model for swimming pools [139kb] 

word_2010 icon Strategy and Action Plans [115kb]

An interactive map of the facilities located in Torridge can be found here: Built recreation and leisure facilities list

A full listing of the venues and facilities can be found below:

word_2010 icon Built Facilities listing [31kb]