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

Published 24 July 2002
Type(s) Legislation and policy, Good practice and guidance
Site Planning, building and the environment
ISBN 9780117536364
Price £7 (free to download below)


Planning Policy Guidance 17 (PPG17) sets out the policies needed to be taken into account by regional 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); they may also be material to decisions on individual planning applications. This replaces Planning Policy Guidance 17 published in 1991.

Note: The above publication was issued by our former department, the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister (ODPM). ODPM became the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) on 5 May 2006 - all references in the text to ODPM now refer to the Department for Communities and Local Government.

Note on quality: the files attached to this page were converted from a legacy website by automatic process, and may contain minor formatting errors. The text of the document is complete and as originally published.

Please note: This document has been cancelled and replaced by the National Planning Policy Framework , published on 27 March 2012, which sets out the Government's planning policies for England.


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