Recreation and open space.
The provision of over 40 hectares – almost 100 acres – of green open space comprising new playing fields, formal parkland and informal open spaces is a key element of The Steadings.
Interconnected green spaces will be reached via attractive footpaths and cycleways providing opportunities to run, walk, cycle and play outside, all serving to promote a green approach to living and healthy lifestyles. The existing landscape and heritage assets will be carefully preserved, their settings enhanced with existing trees and hedgerows retained where possible.
Sports provision will be provided in a large single location adjoining the neighbourhood centre. Two mini football pitches, three outdoor tennis courts and a single building to accommodate a sports hall and health and fitness will be provided and built to Sport England standards.