Sport and Recreation Strategy: Policy Planning: Parks and Open Spaces Strategy: Sport and Recreation Facility Planning: Assessment of Needs and Opportunities: Facility Audits: Feasibility Studies: Funding Applications
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As from 4th March 2013, Phil Lomax, Director and Principal Consultant of Green Dimensions is moving to take up a position as Principal Ecologist at Thomson Ecology.

Colden Common Play Area
Fleming Park leisure Centre (Image courtesy of Eastleigh Borough Council)
Out for a cycle ride (Image courtesy of Eastleigh Borough Council)
Watermead Park Nature Reserve, Leicester,created from a former sand and gravel extraction site.
The Hub Sports Hall, Bishopstoke (Image courtesy of Eastleigh Borough Council)
Exciting adventure playground set in a woodland park.
Youngsters enjoying a raft race at the Lakeside Country Park, Eastleigh, created from former sand and gravel workings.

Recreation and Open Space Planning

What open space and recreation provision does your plan or project require?
Access to good quality parks and open spaces and the availability of recreation opportunities are now widely recognised as key elements in the wellbeing and quality of life of everyone.

Text Box: “The environment has an important influence upon our levels of physical activity. We will use the forthcoming national planning policy review to assess the need to strengthen planning policy, or provide additional guidance, on open space, sport and recreation, to help tackle obesity and support healthy communities”.  Be Active, Be Healthy: A Plan for Getting the Nation Moving. Department of Health, 11th February, 2009.

Does existing or proposed open space and recreation provision meet local needs?

GreenDim.bmpcan advise and  support local authorities and developers in planning for the range and quality of open spaces and recreational opportunities to meet the needs of local communities. If you are not sure how much open space and recreation provision is needed or how to go about assessing what is needed, please contact us. Just send us an e-mail or contact us by telephone.

GreenDim.bmpcan help you to plan for and provide open space and recreation facilities and provides professional advice and support in:

  • Strategy and policy for parks, open spaces, sport and recreation
  • Audits of current provision
  • Assessments of needs and opportunities
  • Devising open space and recreation standards
  • Planning for new open spaces, sport and recreational facilities
  • Funding and grant applications
  • Feasibility Studies

For recent examples of our services in this area, please see Case Studies .

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Fleming Park Leisure Centre floodlit ATP (Image courtesy of Eastleigh Borough Council)
Fleming Park Leisure Centre, Eastleigh (Image courtesy of Eastleigh Borough Council)
A family enjoying the countryside in the North Yorks Moors National Park
Lakeside, Eastleigh (Image courtesy of Eastleigh Borough Council)
Tennis courts, Fleming Park Leisure Centre (Image courtesy of Eastleigh Borough Council)
The Grand Union Canal, part of the award winning Leicester Riverside Park.
The celebrated Longstock Water Gardens in Hampshire, part of the large estate owned by the John Lewis Partnership.
Hurst Castle and the salt marsh
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