Open Space, Sport and Recreation Assessment (OSSR)
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Open Space, Sport, Recreation Assessment (OSSR)
Will be required for all major applications and application for 5 or more dwellings:
Where the proposal includes loss of OSSR, the statement must:
And/ or where the proposal triggers the following:
Also refer to Sport Facilities section.
OSSR assessments set out how existing OSSR will be affected by the development proposal and/or where new OSSR provision is triggered by development. These statements can be integrated into the Planning Statement or Design and Access Statements.
In both LPA areas, this element of the statement must provide initial details of proposed on site facilities (and the measures for long term maintenance and management). It should also include proposed arrangements for off-site financial contributions to new or improved facilities related to the development.
Please refer to the SPD (sections DEV4 and DEV27.3) for detailed guidance on provision of playing pitches and accessible green and play spaces respectively. The Developer Contributions Evidence Base provides guidance on the thresholds for on and off-site provision and calculation of likely contributions,
Please refer to the SPD (sections DEV4 and DEV27.2 for detailed guidance regarding proposals resulting in the loss of playing pitches and open space (including further consideration of the three tests) respectively.
Re-development of existing playing pitches will only be acceptable where the proposed development meets the five exceptions outlined in Sport England's Playing Fields Policy and Guidance.