Decision details

Scrutiny Review of Outdoor Play Provision: Quality and Distribution, Maintenance, and Physical Accessibility

Decision Maker: Community Safety Select Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Cllr Mrs Ann McCoy (Billingham), Cllr John Coulson (Yarm), Cllr Richard Eglington (Thornaby) and Cllr Sylvia Walmsley (Thornaby) wished it to be recorded for transparency purposes only that they were currently members of their respective Town Councils as well as Ward Councillors.


Consideration was given to the draft final report for the Committee’s Scrutiny Review of Outdoor Play Provision. Specific attention was drawn to the following draft recommendations:


·         Recommendation 3: Following feedback from SBC Planning Services, it was proposed to extract element ‘a)’ and include this as a standalone recommendation that was not linked to developer proposals:


o   SBC considers support of existing play areas before any additional outdoor play spaces are agreed / approved.


The second element of this recommendation would be retained, though the reference to ‘b)’ would be removed.


·         Recommendation 7: Again, following feedback from SBC Planning Services, it was proposed to add ‘for information only’ to the end of this recommendation.


The Committee supported the proposed amendments as presented and was informed that the updated version of the final report would be presented to Cabinet in May 2024.


AGREED that the Scrutiny Review of Outdoor Play Provision final report, including the amendments identified, be approved for submission to Cabinet.


Publication date: 06/06/2024

Date of decision: 25/04/2024

Decided at meeting: 25/04/2024 - Community Safety Select Committee

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