Leisure is a particularly interesting area of Neighbourhood Planning. When development is proposed consideration must be given to how people will spend their leisure time. This is not just about whether there is a local youth club or branch of the Mothers’ Union (although these things are important) it is also about what open spaces will be available to residents and how they might be used. As part of the plan, a particular open space might be identified as being of high importance and worthy of becoming a protected open space, or a particular footpath or bridleway may be vital to the community.
The Leisure Group look at all areas of leisure, including open spaces, facilities and community assets. The group is one of the most active of all involved in the GPNP and meets very regularly to discuss and progress this area of the plan. The Leisure Group is led by Pamela Lyman and, if you are interested in participating in the development of the Neighbourhood Plan and have an interest in Leisure, you can contact the group either by going to the contact page, or by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.