Issue - meetings
Meeting: 20/01/2021 - Cabinet (Item 3b)
3b Fixed Play Assessments and Future Action PDF 746 KB
Division/Wards Affected: All
Purpose:To present members with the outcome of the play value assessment of fixed play provision in the county.
To propose a way forward for future fixed play provision in Monmouthshire.
Author:Mike Moran, Community Infrastructure Coordinator
Contact Details: email@example.com
Subject to consultation, the council
Rationalises the number of fixed play areas in the county and re-provisions
those that are recommended for closure – the opportunities for rationalisation are more likely to occur in the four main settlements;
Replaces the current Fields in Trust (FiT) classification in favour of a two-tier
classification of Neighbourhood and Doorstep Play Areas and that this is used to rationalise the number of urban-based play areas in the four main towns;
Uses this revised classification when assessing layout plans for new residential developments in the county;
Carries out a rationalisation of fixed play provision in the town of Monmouth as an initial pilot, which can then be rolled out to the other main settlements;.
In future moves towards the provision of play equipment constructed of more
natural materials such as sustainable hardwoods (e.g. robinia), with a greater
proportion of accessible equipment.