On this page
- Active Design
- Swimming Pool Support Fund
- The future of public sector leisure
- Active Environments Framework
- Strategic outcomes planning and leisure services delivery
- Managing the impact of higher energy costs on community leisure provision
- Planning for sport
- Design and cost guidance
- Community Assets and Rights
Our new Active Design guidance sets out how the design of our environments can help people to lead more physically active and healthy lives - it's about helping to create 'active environments'.
The future of public sector leisure
We've worked with key stakeholders in the sector to publish a report on the current state of public leisure and how it can deal with rising costs, staff retention challenges and the effects of coronavirus and evolve to continue providing vital services that help people get or stay active.
Active Environments Framework
Creating an active environment provides places and spaces for people to be more active and build healthier active communities.
We've created a framework of specialist consultancy support for the sector which covers four 'lots'.
Strategic outcomes planning and leisure services delivery
Our Strategic Outcomes Planning and Leisure Services Delivery guidance documents help you to make effective investments into facilities and services, as well as capital projects.
Planning for sport
The planning system plays a vital role in shaping the built and natural environments that can play such a big part in helping people to get active.
This section includes guidance on planning applications that impact on sporting provision, details our playing fields policy, and delves into the 12 planning for sport principles.
Design and cost guidance
There's a lot to consider when you're developing a sports facility, no matter its size or purpose. So we've compiled guidance on everything from artificial lighting and outdoor surfaces, to sports halls and swimming pools.
You can look through design concepts, understand some of the technical issues, and get a grip of the key things you need to consider.
Community Assets and Rights
Community rights offer you the chance to protect and control important community facilities that you may otherwise be at risk of losing.
This section offers advice and support for anyone thinking about a community asset transfer within a sports context.
A typical sports club spends around 30% of its running costs on energy, and about £10,000 each year on electricity alone.
We've put together some practical support on how you can embrace sustainability to drive down running costs, along with advice on dealing with droughts and flood guidance.