Cornwall Council has commissioned consultants, Stuart Todd Associates and BELAP, to produce a Playing Pitch Strategy.
This important document will set out what the current and future needs are for sports pitches across the county, can help to support proposals for improvements and additional facilities and pitches, and protect facilities and pitches from loss through the planning system. It’s really important that clubs engage with the process.
Consultants are now collecting information and data about pitches, facilities and club demand and other key issues you face.
We will soon be sending clubs an email on the consultants’ behalf with a link to questionnaires which will ask you about the pitches you use and club demand. For the PPS to be considered robust, we need as many clubs as possible to complete the questionnaires. It also presents clubs with a good opportunity to tell us more about key issues and to update those that we are already aware of.
"This is a fantastic development and a long time coming for Cornwall," said CCFA Football Development Manager Daniel Greenough. "A lot of hard work has gone into getting to this stage and it is now essential that clubs buy into the process to help ensure that the strategy accurately reflects the needs of the county."
In addition, we or the consultants might be in touch with you in due course to arrange access to your pitches and facilities. This is because part of the process requires visual assessments of the quality to be undertaken and while we already have some data on this there will be some gaps which we need to fill. For clubs which use openly accessible public pitches, it is less likely that you will be contacted as an assessment can take place without a club representative being present.
Thank you, in advance, for supporting these important studies.