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POLICY CN14 - Recreation, Sports and Leisure Facilities

  1. Proposals for new, or the alteration or expansion of existing, recreation, sports and leisure facilities within settlement boundaries will be permitted provided that:
    1. the proposal is of a design, scale and form which is in keeping with the character of the area, is of a scale appropriate to the range of services and facilities within the settlement and complements, wherever feasible and appropriate, any existing recreation, tourism or sports usage; and
    2. the proposal can be accessed by a choice of transport modes appropriate to the location and the use proposed.
  2. Outside settlement boundaries proposals will only be permitted where they meet the above criteria and where:
    1. the applicant can demonstrate that the proposal cannot be accommodated within settlement boundaries; and
    2. there is a proven need or demand for the proposal; and
    3. existing buildings are used where possible to reduce the need for new built development;
    4. where new building is proposed, it is kept to a minimum in line with the essential operational requirements of the activity, located so as to minimise its impact on the landscape; and
    5. the proposal will not lead to the urbanisation of a natural landscape by virtue of buildings and structures, land contouring and land management; and
    6. the proposal does not cause unacceptable nuisance or noise that would be detrimental toother users of the countryside or residential amenity and the quiet enjoyment of the countryside.

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