In 2022 we commissioned Knight, Kavanagh and Page to carry out a new Indoor and Built Sports Facility Strategy and Playing Pitch and Outdoor Sports Strategy for Huntingdonshire. Endorsed by Sport England, the strategies provide a comprehensive review and assessment of facilities and pitches and provide strategic recommendations in line with population growth forecasts contained in the Local Plan.
The strategies will provide the evidence base to develop the right facility mix across Huntingdonshire and maximise financial funding across this area. These strategies are to be utilised by partners and providers to benefit and enable the leisure and sporting landscape across Huntingdonshire as a whole.
The vision being: "To create and maintain high quality, sustainable leisure and sports facilities which meet community need, increase participation, help tackle health and age issues and provide accessible, inclusive activities for Huntingdonshire residents as part of an active lifestyle."
Indoor and Built Sports Facility Strategy
The needs assessment and strategy documents cover the built and indoor infrastructure for sports and leisure activities, including facilities such as swimming pools, sports halls and specialist indoor facilities to take part in sport all year round. The documents below highlight current and future needs, as well as detailing areas that currently meet supply demand.
Playing Pitch and Outdoor Sports Strategy
The Playing Pitch and Outdoor Sports Strategy provides a clear, strategic framework for the maintenance and improvement of existing outdoor sports facilities and accompanying ancillary provision. It is delivered in accordance with Sport England’s Playing Pitch Strategy Guidance and Sport England’s Assessing Needs and Opportunities Guide, providing a comprehensive action plan to cover the district.