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Technical Advice Note 16: Sport, Recreation and Open Space (2009)

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This research was undertaken in 2007 on behalf of the Welsh Assembly Government.
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This TAN provides guidance regarding planning for sports, recreation and open space provision as part of new development proposals.

It provides advice relating to this area including on the preparation of Open Space Assessments, the keeping of existing facilities, the provision of new facilities and the planning for allotments and spaces for children's and young people's play. 

The TAN discusses development management issues regarding the design of facilities and spaces, and noise and accessibility.  It also considers how planning agreements can help to ensure the provision and maintenance of facilities.