This section is concerned with the planning control of sports facilities contained within buildings such as health and fitness clubs, football/rugby stadia, squash courts, cricket schools, gymnasia and sports halls. Buildings proposed as additions to existing open air sports facilities such as changing rooms/pavilions are found in the next section (18.2). Also found in (18.2) are new sports uses which rely primarily on the use of open land and where buildings associated with the facility are ancillary. Sports and leisure facilities proposed as part of "retail parks" are touched on in (13.1391). Snooker type uses are dealt with at (17.6).
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