8.5.4 Intensive and Major Sports Facilities

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​​​​​​8.5.4 Intensive and Major Sports Facilities

Intensive sports facilities e.g. stadia provide a wide range of activities attracting significant numbers of spectators, that may have long opening hours.  The location of intensive sports facilities can often be contentious.

The assessment of the proposal shall have regard, inter alia, to the following criteria.

  • The proposal is compatible with development plan zonings.
  • There will be no detrimental impact on residential amenity.
  • It is located so as to be accessible to its catchment population and gives priority to walking, cycling and public transport and does not generate unacceptable levels of traffic.
  • It is designed so as to minimise the impact of noise and light pollution.
  • There is no significant detrimental impact on the natural environment or features of the archaeological or built heritage.
  • The proposal is of high-quality design and respects and contributes to the character of its location and townscape.
  • Public access is provided.

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