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Draft Core Strategy and Policies Focused Review

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APPENDIX 6

IPSWICH STANDARDS FOR THE PROVISION OF OPEN SPACE, SPORT AND RECREATION FACILITIES

TABLE 10

Typology of open spaces, sport & recreation facilities Quantity Standard Accessibility Standard

1. Parks & Gardens

DELETED: 1.04haINSERTED:1.42ha per 1000 popn

15 minute walk time

2. Amenity Green Space

DELETED: 0.4haINSERTED:0.6ha per 1000 popn

10 minute walk time

3. Natural and Semi Natural Green Space

DELETED: 1.4haINSERTED:1.53ha per 1000 popn

15 minute walk time

4. Outdoor Sports Facilities

DELETED: 1.53haINSERTED:1.42ha per 1000 popn

15 minute walk time

5. Provision for Children e.g. Local Areas of Play, Local Equipped Areas for Play and Neighbourhood Equipped Areas for Play – LAPs, LEAPs and NEAPs

DELETED: 0.05haINSERTED:0.08ha per 1000 popn

10 minute walk time

6. Provision for Young People e.g. teen shelters, multi-use games areas

DELETED: 0.02haINSERTED:0.04ha per 1000 popn

DELETED: 10INSERTED:15 minute walk time

7. Allotments

DELETED: 0.35haINSERTED:0.39ha per 1000 popn

Should also have reference to Council waiting lists to indicate demand

15 minute walk time

8. Cemeteries & Churchyards

Standard not appropriate

Standard not appropriate

9. DELETED: Green CorridorsINSERTED:Ecological networks

Standard not appropriate

Standard not appropriate

10. Civic Spaces

Standard not appropriate

Standard not appropriate

For quality standards for types 1 to 9 above, please refer to the Ipswich Open Space, Sport & Recreation Study 2009 INSERTED:(reviewed in 2013)

Minimum, recommended size thresholds for different types of facility

Parks and gardens 0.04ha
Natural/semi natural green space 0.05ha
Amenity green space 0.04ha
Provision for children and young people 0.04ha + 20 - 30m buffer
Outdoor sports facilities 0.28ha
Allotments 0.05ha
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