School playing fields planning and design guidance

It is essential that new and refurbished schools have sufficient well-constructed and well-maintained playing fields. These guidelines, which were published in 2007, are designed to help all those involved in developing school facilities to provide playing fields of the right quantity and quality and to ensure these are properly maintained.

Date published: 29 March 2023
Date updated: 23 August 2023


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