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  Somerset Major Sports Facilities Strategy - March 2013

In 2011/2012 SASP in partnership with Sport England and the Local Authorities in Somerset initiated a Somerset Sport Facilities and Playing Pitch Strategy. The aim of the study was to provide a comprehensive strategy which would give a detailed picture of what facilities we have in Somerset, their condition and what would be needed in the next 10-15 years.

The strategy has now been published and is proving invaluable for partners in deciding on facility priorities and as evidence for potential funders.

During 2012/2013, two projects identified in the strategy have been developed to delivery phase. A new floodlit hockey ATP in Yeovil has been completed and opened in September 2013. In Bridgwater additional playing pitches and a floodlit 3G pitch were identified as key immediate priorities and project planning is now well underway for both projects.

The need for two new sports halls in Taunton was identified as a priority for 2013/14 and work has started on site identification and discussion with potential partners. It is hope to report on more successes in 2013/14 annual report.

Click here to view Somerset Major Sports Facilities Strategy