Derry Area Plan 2011
Part 10: Recreation and Open Space
The provision of recreational facilities within the District is the statutory responsibility of Derry City Council. Other bodies also play an important role by contributing to the provision of recreational and open space facilities. These include local sports clubs, the Education Authorities, Forest Service, Environment and Heritage Service and the Northern Ireland Sports Council.
In March 1999 the Department published for public consultation a draft Planning Policy Statement, PPS 8 entitled “Open Space, Sport and Recreation”. The final document will provide the Department’s regional policy on this subject and development proposals will be assessed within the context of PPS 8 and the policies set out below.