Assessing needs and opportunities for indoor/outdoor leisure facilities in South Somerset

South Somerset District Council is currently working in partnership with Knight Kavanagh and Page (KKP) to produce a new needs assessment and strategy for built leisure facilities in South Somerset to help inform our planning policies and future corporate priorities.

KKP has now completed a draft needs assessment which identifies the key gaps in provision and key issues in relation to the following infrastructure:

  • Swimming Pools
  • Sports Halls
  • Community Halls
  • Health and Fitness facilities  -20 stations and above
  • Indoor Courts (tennis, squash, netball, basketball, multiuse)
  • Outdoor sports facilities (athletics tracks, tennis courts, bowling greens, cycling

We are currently consulting with key stakeholders to check that the gaps and issues identified within the Needs Assessment Document are accurate and reflect the thoughts and needs identified by consultees, including national governing bodies for sport.

Feedback on the Needs Assessment can be sent to Lynda.pincombe@southsomeset.gov.uk until  7th January 2019.  Feedback will used to help the Council's new strategy for sport and leisure facilities which is due for completion by April 2019.