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Guidance Document for Sports Field Development

28 January 2020

Guidance for local authorities, schools and sports clubs to ensure existing sports fields meet service requirements.

This document provides guidance for territorial authorities, schools and sports clubs to ensure existing sports fields meet service requirements.

The first edition of this guide document was produced in 2012. The guide was reviewed in 2019.

The revised guide captures new information about:

  • Changes to sports field operational and development costs (for soil, sand-based, artificial & hybrid fields) 
  • Hybrid fields
  • Changes to artificial sports field regulations
  • Environmental considerations
  • Additional case studies

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