Click here to load reader

CORNWALL COUNCIL IN CONJUNCTION WITH CORNWALL · PDF file CORNWALL COUNCIL FACILITY NEEDS FOR COMMUNITY SPORT IN CORNWALL August 2009 Report (v3 part 1): Knight Kavanagh & Page CONTENTS

  • View
    0

  • Download
    0

Embed Size (px)

Text of CORNWALL COUNCIL IN CONJUNCTION WITH CORNWALL · PDF file CORNWALL COUNCIL FACILITY NEEDS FOR...

  • Integrity, Innovation, Inspiration 1-2 Frecheville Court off Knowsley Street Bury BL9 0UF

    T 0161 764 7040 F 0161 764 7490 E [email protected] www.kkp.co.uk

    CORNWALL COUNCIL IN CONJUNCTION WITH CORNWALL SPORTS PARTNERSHIP FACILITY NEEDS FOR COMMUNITY SPORT IN CORNWALL AUGUST 2009

  • Quality assurance Name Date

    Report origination Jonathan Woods 9 July 2009

    Quality control Lynne Harrop 12 July 2009

    Initial comments Simon Blamey 7 August 2009

    Initial amendments Jonathan Woods 13 August 2009

    Final comments

    Final amendments

  • CORNWALL COUNCIL FACILITY NEEDS FOR COMMUNITY SPORT IN CORNWALL

    August 2009 Report (v3 part 1): Knight Kavanagh & Page

    CONTENTS

    SECTION PAGE

    Executive summary

    1 Introduction 1

    Methodology 3

    PPG17 compliance 3

    Audit 3

    Consultation 4

    Analysis 4

    Demographic context 5

    Policy context 16

    2 Key considerations and issues 17

    Cornwall Strategic Partnership 17

    Sustainable Community Strategy for Cornwall 17

    Local Area Agreement (2008-2011) 17

    Building Schools for the Future 18

    Partnership working 19

    Positioning of current sites 19

    Management arrangements 20

    Age of facilities 21

    Strategic facility programming 22

    3 Current provision 23

    Web survey 23

    Sports halls 25

    Swimming pools 29

    Synthetic turf pitches 33

    Health and fitness facilities 35

    Indoor bowls facilities 38

    Indoor tennis facilities 39

    Ice rinks 40

    Sport and recreation facilities in Devon 40

    Quantitative analysis 43

    Sports halls 43

    Swimming pools 44

    Health and fitness facilities 45

    Indoor bowls facilities 47

    Additional population analysis 47

    Additional community sports facilities 48

    Qualitative analysis 49

  • CORNWALL COUNCIL FACILITY NEEDS FOR COMMUNITY SPORT IN CORNWALL

    August 2009 Report (v3 part 1): Knight Kavanagh & Page

    SECTION PAGE

    Accessibility analysis 50

    Sports halls 51

    Swimming pools 53

    Synthetic turf pitches 55

    Health and fitness facilities 57

    Indoor bowls facilities 59

    Indoor tennis facilities 60

    Management type 61

    Summary of shortfalls and key issues 62

    Quantity 62

    Quality 62

    Accessibility 62

    Key issues 63

    Local minimum provision standards 65

    Population projections 65

    Participation increases 66

    Quantity standards per 1,000 people 66

    4 Future provision 70

    The vision 70

    Management framework model 71

    Operational requirements 72

    Facility development 75

    Policy options 75

    Sports hall development 75

    Swimming pool development 77

    Synthetic turf pitch development 79

    Health and fitness facilities development 80

    Indoor bowls facility development 80

    Indoor tennis facility development 80

    Ice rink development 80

    Stadium development 81

    Sources of funding 82

    5 Headline action plan 84

    The way forward 89

    Appendix 1 Review of policy 90

    Appendix 2 Audit proforma 100

    Appendix 3 Facility management type and accessibility rank 106

    Appendix 4 Summary of audit findings by facility 111

  • CORNWALL COUNCIL FACILITY NEEDS FOR COMMUNITY SPORT IN CORNWALL

    August 2009 Report (v3 part 1): Knight Kavanagh & Page

    EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Introduction This is the executive summary of an assessment of specified sport and recreation facilities in Cornwall produced by Knight, Kavanagh and Page (KKP) during April and May 2009. It provides evidence that will help to make informed decisions and plan for sport and recreation within Cornwall, and by Cornwall Council (which became a unitary authority on 1 April 2009), particularly in relation to indoor sports halls; swimming pools; synthetic turf pitches (STPs); health and fitness facilities; indoor bowls; indoor tennis and ice rinks. The report also includes reflects on development of a ‘community stadium’. The report considers the quantity, quality and accessibility of current provision so that recommendations and actions are understood and justified. This co-ordinated picture of provision will enable identification and prioritisation of strategic facility needs to support national, regional and local ambitions for sport and physical activity, particularly those relevant to increasing physical activity levels, Cornwall’s Sustainable Community Strategy and Local Area Agreement. Methodology The study, combining visual audit and consultation, was based on an assessment of facilities provided in Cornwall by the public, private and voluntary sectors. It included: 1. Identification of local need for sport and recreation facilities, including the additional

    need generated by projected housing development and increases in participation, a review of recent research relating to sport and recreation facilities and identification of aspirations for specialist facilities.

    2. Assessment of the number, distribution, condition and accessibility of each type of facility; this includes, and takes account of, facilities in neighbouring areas. Facility specific catchments and minimum provision standards are proposed as appropriate.

    3. Consideration of the impact of likely development and presentation of scenarios to cater for identified shortfalls and gaps. Needs identified for specific types of facility are also considered.

    4. A framework comprising an aim, objectives and principals (based on research and consultation findings) is proposed to assist strategy production.

    Key findings Generally, there is a good network of sport and recreation facilities in Cornwall. Most of the resident population lives within identified catchment areas of the type of facilities researched and the majority of facilities are in good condition. Creation of a unitary local authority (i.e., Cornwall Council) provides opportunities to enhance, rationalise and strengthen the networks so that they continue to contribute to the well-being of Cornwall. Shortfalls in the quantity, quality and accessibility of sport and recreation facilities in Cornwall, as identified from the supply and demand analysis, are summarised as follows: Quantity  A sizeable proportion of sports halls are on education sites.  Cornwall currently meets provision needs in terms of (4-court, or larger) sports halls.

  • CORNWALL COUNCIL FACILITY NEEDS FOR COMMUNITY SPORT IN CORNWALL

    August 2009 Report (v3 part 1): Knight Kavanagh & Page

     When predicated population growth and participation projections are taken into consideration there is a need for increased provision of 4-court sports halls.

     There is potential to extend the network of sports halls by developing dual-use facilities on education sites.

     According to Active Places, Cornwall is currently over-provided in terms of swimming pools.

     When predicated population growth and participation projections are taken into consideration the County is under provided in terms of pools.

     The ASA estimate a swimming pool deficit equivalent of two 25m x 12.5m – 6 lane swimming pools and two (8m x 12.5m) learner pools.

     Provision of facilities suitable to accommodate higher levels competition swimming is identified; a 50m pool is unlikely to be viable.

     STPs are more sparsely distributed in the north and west of the County  Anticipated demand (in 2026) for health and fitness gyms equates to 3,410 stations,

    which is more than double what is currently available.  A sizeable proportion of health and fitness provision is made by CC, which is

    important in terms of continuing to provide a ‘mixed market’ and providing opportunities for disadvantaged groups not catered for by other providers.

     There is under (current and projected) provision of indoor bowls facilities in Cornwall.  The majority of areas with few sport and recreation facilities are sparsely populated. Quality The majority of sport and recreation facilities in Cornwall are assessed to be in ‘good’ or better condition. 12 facilities are either in ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’ condition. Of particular concern are sport and recreation facilities available for public use at:  Fowey Community Leisure Centre  Penrice Community College  Liskeard School and Community College Accessibility  Over 98% of Cornwall’s resident population live within 20 minutes of a sports hall in

    Cornwall.  99% of Cornwall’s resident population live within 20 minutes of a 25 metre (or larger)

    swimming pool in Cornwall.  There are several catchment gaps for both halls and pools, but none of these are

    considered to be significant because they correspond with areas that are sparsely populated.

     The most significant catchment gaps for existing STPs (in terms of their size) are adjacent to (and partially include) Helston (west Cornwall), Wadebride (north Cornwall) and Launceston (east Cornwall).

     There is a good spread of health and fitn

Search related