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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

480 Athletics Tracks

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

249 Cycling

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

3,245 Golf

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

9,401 Health and Fitness Suite

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

48 Ice Rinks

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

383 Indoor Bowls

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

407 Indoor Tennis Centre

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

156 Ski Slopes

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

13,894 Sports Hall

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

8,155 Studio

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

6,239 Swimming Pool

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

80,356 Grass Pitches

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

6,671 Artificial Grass Pitch

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

5,221 Squash Courts

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

17,783 Tennis Courts

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Status:

3,036 No Grass Pitches Currently Marked Out

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Status:

14 Not Known

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Status:

87,580 Operational

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69 Planned

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39 Under Construction

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

1,921 Free Public Access

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

112 Not Known

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

23,815 Pay and Play

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

21,654 Private Use

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

12,996 Registered Membership use

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

44,845 Sports Club / Community Association

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

15,404 Commercial Management

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4,791 Community Organisation

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11 CSSC

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64 Health Authority

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

106 Industry Sports Club

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

15,539 Local Authority (in house)

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

793 MOD

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1,252 Other

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

826 Private Contractor (PPP/PFI)

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

35,937 School/College/University (in house)

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

14,112 Sport Club

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

7,405 Trust

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Latest Updates

  • Summer 2018 website updates

    New Area Access report to determine facility accessibility for a given population.  Also new Metro Mayor and Core City map layers available.  

  • June 2018 website updates

    Map Layers display improvements to make report results clearer and more distinct.

  • May 2018 website updates

    Data updates to catchment report network data (ITN and Urban Path), Sport Facility Calculator parameter data and Facilities Planning Model Report

  • Jan 2018 website updates

    New map layers for Socio-economic classification and Rural Urban Classification are now available within the interactive maps.

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an interactive mapping and reporting tool for community sport development provided by
Sport England

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Welcome to
active places power

Active Places Power is an interactive mapping and reporting tool provided by Sport England for those delivering community sport.

The web tool facilitates the strategic planning of sport provision through advanced analytical tools that reference the most authoritative sport facility database within the country.

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Website design and functionality

  • Simple interface with intuitive layout and integrated help
  • Interactive mapping with Ordnance Survey’s MasterMap
  • Customizable Area Profile "dashboard" for a quick overview of data for your area of interest
  • Dynamic drive and walking catchment area analysis
  • Enhanced export capabilities to take your analytical outputs offline in different formats

Back What else is new?

Data – the important stuff!

  • 30,000 sites, at which 64,000 facilities are located.  This equates to 80 percent of locations where formal sport takes place
  • 14 different facility types now including Cycling facilities as well as enhanced information on site amenities
  • Daily facility data updates allowing for changes to be made and analysed more quickly
  • Overlay facility data with the most detailed mapping available - Ordnance Survey MasterMap and aerial photography
  • Improved data download functionality
Back Who's APP for?

Local Authorities

Benefits include:

  • Borough Profile reports to quickly provide an "at a glance" view of sport provision, with integrated tables, maps and charts
  • Audit existing facility provision as part of sports facility assessments and strategies;
  • Benchmark existing facility provision against geographic, hierarchic and socio-economic authorities;
  • Create catchments of existing or proposed sports facilities and determine accessibility or profile socio, economic and demographic characteristics or the local population.
Back NGBs

National Governing Bodies for Sport

Benefits include:

  • Analyse which facilities are suitable for your sport
  • Use tools and reports to geographically analyse data to support strategic planning and guide investment decisions
  • Access for clubs to allow them to analyse competing facilities, travel times and develop the evidence base for funding applications
Back Who else?

Other Organisations

In addition to Local Authorities and NBGs, APP is designed for any organisation responsible for sport provision or those wanting to perform research in this sector.

Registration applications are welcomed from:

  • County Sport Partnerships, Government Departments and Lottery Distributors
  • Private sector and commercial organisations including Planning and Leisure consultancies
  • Individual clubs, Trusts and academic institutions

Back How do I register?

How to register

The site is password protected and users will be assigned different rights according to their needs and level of use.

  • Anyone can register for access online through a two step process
  • Depending upon your organisation access will be granted automatically
  • Note - users registered prior to November 2012 will need to re-register
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