Planning Strategy for Rural Northern Ireland
Regional Planning Policies: Sport and Recreation
There has been an increase in participation in sport and recreation due mainly to people having more leisure time with flexible and part-time working hours. There is a realisation of the benefits and enjoyment to be gained from a fit and healthy lifestyle. There is a need, therefore, to accommodate this increase in demand and to facilitate new provision.
The demand is for both formal recreational facilities, such as playing fields, sports halls and golf courses and more informal activities such as walking, riding or simply enjoying the countryside.
The Sports and Recreation section of the Regional Planning Policies contains the following policies:
- REC 1: Recreational Open Space and Amenity Land
- REC 2: Outdoor Recreation
- REC 3: Indoor Recreation Facilities
- REC 4: Informal Recreation
- REC 5: Water Recreation Uses