Guidance for Outdoor Sport and Play

Fields in Trust’s benchmark guidelines are a crucial tool for developers, planners, urban designers and landscape architects in the design of outdoor sport, play and informal open space.

Published in various formats since the 1930’s, the Guidance for Outdoor Sport and Play was comprehensively updated in 2015 to reflect policy changes including the National Planning Policy Framework and now includes recommendations on the provision of amenity and natural green space.

Scottish and Welsh editions (including a Welsh language edition) recognise the different planning regimes in the devolved administrations and the requirements of Scottish and Welsh national sports governing bodies.

Guidance for Outdoor Sport and Play is available online