The provision of public open space and facilities for sport and recreation underpins people’s quality of life. Where new development occurs it is important that sufficient open space, sport and recreation provision is made to meet the needs arising from the new development. This should ensure that opportunities for play, relaxation and enjoyment are provided as well as providing green spaces for wildlife and to allow new development ‘room to breathe’.

Open space also forms an important element of ‘sustainable development’ and can encourage people to walk and cycle by providing links to other areas. It is important that open spaces included within a site master-plan from the outset and is not seen as a bolt-on extra at the end.

This Guide is intended to provide advice on the implementation of Policy CT2, Developer Contributions, and the Open Space standards contained in the North Norfolk Core Strategy.

Last updated: 28th September 2016