Opinions wanted on region’s outdoor facilities


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Councils send out surveys to feed into joint local plan for the area.

NORTH Devon and Torridge District Council are looking for people’s opinions on outdoor facilities in the region.

A survey has been sent out to 3,500 randomly selected households as well as sports clubs and town and parish councils.

Councillor Jane Whittaker, lead member for communities at Torridge, said: “This is a chance for local residents to tell us what they think.

“These are your facilities in your communities, now is the time to let us know your views.”

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Councillor Derrick Spear, lead member for culture at North Devon, added: “At the council we recognise the necessity of open space facilities and green infrastructure across North Devon.

“With the information received in the survey we can identify sites and prioritise work to make the most of future development opportunities and also safeguard these important assets for local residents.”

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The surveys, part of the Green Infrastructure Assessment carried out by the councils, must be returned by August 30.

Councillor Mike Edmunds, lead member for strategic planning at North Devon, said: “It’s vital that we get back as many surveys as we can.

“It will help us understand exactly what facilities local residents use, how often and what they would like to see improved in the future.”

The results will also feed into the councils’ joint local plan.

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