Planning, building and the environment

Planning Policy Guidance 17: Planning for Open Space, Sport and Recreation

Planning Policy Guidance 17 (PPG17) sets out the policies needed to be taken into account by planning bodies in the preparation of Regional Planning Guidance (or any successor) and by local planning authorities in the preparation of development plans (or their successors).

This replaces Planning Policy Guidance 17 published in 1991.

The Department has published a consultation on the proposed Planning Policy Statement: Planning for a Natural and Healthy Environment. This sets out streamlined and consolidated planning policy including open space, sport, recreation and play (PPG17). Proposed policy changes relate only to the strategic provision of green infrastructure and to the floodlighting of sports and recreational facilities.

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