Extracts from the Draft City Plan 2036

The Draft City Plan 2036 sets out what type of development the City Corporation expects to take place and where. It defines the City Corporation's vision, strategy and objectives for planning up to 2036, together with policies that will guide future decisions on planning applications. The installation of a City running track that is close to offices and would encourage membership of running clubs is consistent with several policies in this plan.

  • 3.1. Contribute to a Flourishing Society
  • 3.1.2. Partnership working with businesses and organisations both inside and outside the City will effectively tackle the wider causes of poor health by substantially improving the City's air quality, promoting the recreational benefits of a healthy lifestyle, and ensuring inclusive access to good quality open spaces and recreational opportunities.
  • 3.3.10. The risk of flooding will be minimised by incorporating sustainable drainage into the public realm, alongside measures to reduce runnoff.
  • 4.1. Healthy and Inclusive City
  • 4.1.7. The Local Plan has a particular role in delivering a healthy urban environment, as it can address issues such as ...and space to exercise.
  • 4.1.10. Many City employees work long hours and access leisure, medical and entertainment opportunities within or close to their place of employment.
  • 4.1.11. A sense of community inclusion and belonging is important for both physical and mental health.
  • 4.1.14. To protect and enhance people's physical and mental health, new development should be designed to promote physical activity and well-being.
  • 4.1.47. The City Corporation will protect existing public sports and recreation facilities in situ, and encourage the provision of new public and private facilities.
  • 4.1.48. An imaginative approach to multi-purpose structures in outdoor spaces can allow seating and other street furniture to be designed to also facilitate physical activities that promote health and fitness, such as stretching, sit ups and markers for walking and running distances.
  • Policy AT2: Active Travel including Cycling
  • All major development must promote and encourage active travel through making appropriate provision for people who walk, cycle and travel actively.
  • 6.3.22. New developments should provide shower and storage/locker facilities to encourage employees to engage in active travel modes.
  • Policy HL7: Sport and recreation
  • The provision of new sport and recreational facilities, particularly publicly accessible facilities, will be encouraged in locations which are convenient to the communities they serve, including open spaces.
  • Outdoor exercise is beneficial but those exercising need to be mindful of the safety of others and the busy city centre context.