Playing Pitch Strategy Consultation

Closed 8 Sep 2017

Opened 16 Jun 2017

Results expected 31 Oct 2017

Feedback expected 30 Nov 2017


The Playing Pitch Strategy considers the number, quality and availability of grass and artificial pitches in the city.  Having a sufficient supply of pitches is important to facilitate and encourage participation in sport and general health and wellbeing in our communities.

The strategy uses include helping to protect and enhance existing provision; informing the assessment of planning applications and proposed developments; ensuring the most efficient and cost effective management and maintenance of pitch provision; helping to prioritise deliverable projects; ensuring a ‘strategic approach’ to getting the right facilities in the right places and attracting investment from relevant partners.

Why We Are Consulting

The draft Playing Pitch Strategy has been prepared by Bristol City Council Officers following detailed Sport England guidance with involvement from the main relevant National Governing Bodies (England & Wales Cricket Board, England Hockey, The Football Association and the Rugby Football Union) and other key stakeholders.

Following the Sport England guidance has identified many influences and variables that affect the current and future supply of sports pitches in the city.  The most pertinent ones have been considered to form a strategy and action plan.  We want your views and comments on the draft strategy before finalising its content.

What Happens Next

The views and feedback gathered in the consultation process will help to inform the final draft of the strategy.


  • All Areas


  • All residents
  • Expert Stakeholders
  • Equalities group(s)
  • Community & Voluntary organisations


  • Parks and green spaces
  • Sport and leisure