Play areas and youth facilities
The Children's Outdoor Play Strategy identifies the National and European Standards relating to play area provision. These standards guide the refurbishment and new development requirements.
At least one Locally Equipped Area of Play (LEAP) in each neighbourhood
At least one Neighbourhood Equipped Area for Play (NEAP) in each ward
At least one Strategic Equipped Area for Play (SEAP) in each town
Formal provision means formally designated playing space for children. It consists of outdoor equipped playgrounds and kick about areas for children and young people. Play provision wherever possible is complemented by further provision such as youth shelters, multi sports areas and skateboard facilities for young people aged 11 to 16 years.
The council is committed to providing the appropriate quality and quantity of play facilities and in particular formal play provision. There is currently an imbalance between the towns on play provision and the Council is committed to addressing this imbalance.