4. Honiton Sports Pitch Strategy
The East Devon Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS) identified a significant shortfall of sports pitches in Honiton to meet current and future demands. A key action of the PPS was therefore to assess options for where new sports pitches could be accommodated. The Honiton Sports Pitch Strategy has been produced to assess and recommend options for delivering against these identified needs.
The adopted Honiton Sports Pitch Strategy - February 2017
The adopted Honiton Sports Pitch Strategy consists of the following documents:
The strategy is accompanied by the following documents:
- Consultation Statement which sets out the consultation which took place on the strategy throughout its production including summaries of the comments received during the final round of consultation and officer responses to these;
- Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) and Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Report which concludes that neither SEA or HRA is required to accompany the strategy;
- Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) Screening Report (final) which concludes that the strategy is unlikely to have a significant negative effect under the Equalities legislation.
It is important to note that the recommendations in this strategy are not a substitute for planning permission and do not mean that such proposals would necessarily gain planning permission. All planning applications are considered on their own merits against the development plan and any relevant material considerations of which this strategy would be one.
The Council is not obligated to fund or deliver any of these projects, however it will work closely with key partners towards their realisation.
Consultation on the Revised Draft Honiton Sports Strategy (November 2016)
A Revised Draft Honiton Sports Pitch Strategy, Consultation Statement (which sets out the comments received on the original draft strategy and changes made in response), Strategic Environmental Assessment(SEA)/Habitat Regulations Assessment (HRA) Screening Report and Equalities Impact Assessment (EqIA) Screening Report (draft) were produced in response to comments made during the consultation on the original draft strategy in Summer 2016. Consultation on the revised draft strategy ran from Tuesday 22nd November 2016 until 5pm on Tuesday 20th December.
Responses to the consultation on the revised draft strategy are listed below in alphabetical order:
Order of Augustinian Recollects (Fr Gerald Wilson O.A.R. Prior, Fr Francis Umendia O.A.R. Prior, Bro Terence Mulvey O.A.R. House Councillor, Fr Patrick O'Hagan O.A.R., Fr Sean Flannery O.A.R., Fr Hugh Corrigan O.A.R.)
A report detailing summaries of the comments received and responses to them and a proposed final draft of the strategy for adoption were considered by Strategic Planning Committee on Monday 20th February 2017.
The original Draft Honiton Sports Pitch Strategy was published for consultation from Friday 27th May 2016 until 5pm on Friday 8th July 2016.