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POLICY REC 7 - SPORT AND LEISURE FACILITIES

PROPOSALS FOR NEW SPORT AND LEISURE FACILITIES OUTSIDE EXISTING TOWN AND DISTRICT CENTRES WILL BE PERMITTED IF ALL OF THE FOLLOWING CRITERIA ARE MET:

  1. THE PROPOSALS EITHER SINGULARLY OR CUMULATIVELY WITH OTHER EXISTING OR APPROVED DEVELOPMENTS DOES NOT UNDERMINE THE VITALITY, VIABILITY AND ATTRACTIVENESS OF TOWN OR DISTRICT CENTRES OR PROPOSED DEVELOPMENTS AT BARRY WATERFRONT;
  2. THERE ARE NO SUITABLE TOWN, DISTRICT OR EDGE OF CENTRE SITES AND IN THE CASE OF OUT OF TOWN / DISTRICT PROPOSALS, THERE ARE NO SUITABLE TOWN, DISTRICT, EDGE OF CENTRE OR OUT OF CENTRE SITES (THE SEQUENTIAL TEST);
  3. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT HAVE AN UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT ON THE ACHIEVEMENT OF AN ACCEPTABLE SUPPLY OF BUSINESS / INDUSTRIAL LAND AS IDENTIFIED IN POLICY EMP 1;
  4. THE PROPOSAL IS WELL LOCATED TO PUBLIC TRANSPORT, THE NEEDS OF THE NON CAR TRAVELLER AND THE MAIN ROAD NETWORK;
  5. THE HIGHWAY NETWORK IS CAPABLE OF ACCOMMODATING THE TRAFFIC GENERATED BY THE PROPOSAL WITHOUT AN UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT ON TRAFFIC FLOWS AND PATTERNS, SAFETY, ENERGY USE OR OTHER EMISSIONS;
  6. THE PROPOSAL MEETS THE COUNCIL'S APPROVED PARKING GUIDELINES;
  7. ADEQUATE UTILITY SERVICES EXIST, ARE REASONABLY ACCESSIBLE OR CAN BE READILY AND ECONOMICALLY PROVIDED;
  8. THE PROPOSAL DOES NOT RESULT IN THE LOSS OF GRADES 1, 2 OR 3A AGRICULTURAL LAND OR HAVE AN UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT ON AREAS OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL, ECOLOGICAL OR WILDLIFE IMPORTANCE OR LANDSCAPE PROTECTION;
  9. THE PROPOSAL HAS NO UNACCEPTABLE EFFECT ON THE AMENITY AND CHARACTER OF EXISTING OR NEIGHBOURING ENVIRONMENTS BY VIRTUE OF NOISE, TRAFFIC CONGESTION, EXACERBATION OF PARKING PROBLEMS OR VISUAL INTRUSION.

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