Issue details

Approval of the Playing Pitch and Outdoor Sports Strategy

The main purpose of the PPOSS is to provide a strategic framework to make sure that Sefton will be able to best meet the existing and future need for cricket, football, hockey, rugby union, tennis and bowls in terms of quantity, quality and accessibility within the constraints of limited resources. It will provide a robust and objective justification and strategy for current and future playing pitch, tennis court and bowling green provision throughout Sefton.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Community Impact;

Decision status: For Determination

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 28/02/2023

Financial: No;

Community Impact: Yes;

Decision due: 27 Jul 2023 by Cabinet

Lead member: Cabinet Member - Planning and Building Control

Lead director: Assistant Director of Place (Economic Growth and Housing)

Department: Regeneration and Skills

Contact: Andrea O'Connor Email:

Consultation process

The PPOSS has been prepared by jointly by the Council (with input from service areas including Planning, Green Sefton, Communities and Education Excellence) and other Steering Group partners such as Sport England and the relevant National Governing Bodies of sports; in line with Sport England guidance.


Internal and external Steering Group partners; Clubs and schools have been consulted during the PPOSS preparation process.

Agenda items

List of background documents to be considered by decision maker

  • Approval of the Playing and Outdoor Sports Strategy