10 - Community Infrastructure & Creative Places
Chapter 10 - Community Infrastructure & Creative Places
Social infrastructure, community faciities and community development are vital to the creation of sustainable communities and supporting a healthy lifestyle. Access to sports, play and recreational facilities are crucial to our health and wellbeing. Essential services such as healthcare, childcare, education, culture and the arts all have a significant role to play in our quality of life. These services and facilites should ideally be located within each town/village to provide easy access and optimise the opportunity for people to walk or cycle to them.
Community/social infrastructure for the purposes of this chapter includes community centres/halls, libraries, cutural facilities, places of worship, burial grounds, schools, childcare faclities, healthcare facilities, playgrounds, sports and other recreation facilities. Public open space/parks which are also important aspects of community infrastructure are considered in chapter 14 of this plan, 'Landscape, Recreation and Amenity'.