Fields in Trust Cymru – new green space guidance
Fields in Trust Cymru has published new guidelines for the design of spaces for outdoor play and sport. Guidance for Outdoor Sport and Play: Beyond the Six Acre Standard is a free tool for local planning authorities, developers, planners, urban designers and landscape architects in the design of outdoor sport, play and informal open space.
This guidance has been produced to reflect a new planning policy landscape. Separate versions of the guidance are available for Scotland and England.
Writing in the foreword of the guidance Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson said:
‘When I was growing up, playing in the local park was just part of what my family did, but it was a very important part ... There are many things that are changing. The positive thing is that we are starting to recognise the importance of the longer term physical and mental health and wellbeing. But we also have to remember what role parks, playing fields and other green spaces have and how important they are for our communities.’