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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

511 Athletics Tracks

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

273 Cycling

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

3,281 Golf

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

9,574 Health and Fitness Suite

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

51 Ice Rinks

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

386 Indoor Bowls

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

406 Indoor Tennis Centre

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

144 Ski Slopes

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

14,137 Sports Hall

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

8,504 Studio

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

6,325 Swimming Pool

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

7,142 Artificial Grass Pitch

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

82,568 Grass Pitches

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

5,213 Squash Courts

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Types:

19,568 Tennis Courts

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Status:

4,380 No Grass Pitches Currently Marked Out

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Status:

87,763 Operational

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25 Planned

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38 Under Construction

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

2,101 Free Public Access

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

23,639 Pay and Play

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

22,680 Private Use

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

13,336 Registered Membership use

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Accessibility:

47,219 Sports Club / Community Association

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

15,841 Commercial Management

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

5,031 Community Organisation

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12 CSSC

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66 Health Authority

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

113 Industry Sports Club

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

15,912 Local Authority (in house)

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

803 MOD

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

1,273 Other

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

847 Private Contractor (PPP/PFI)

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

37,713 School/College/University (in house)

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

14,828 Sport Club

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Active Places Power currently holds information about Facility Management:

7,652 Trust

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Latest Updates

  • Nov '19 and Dec ’19 website updates

    Indices of Deprivation update to 2019, map layer attributes config, removal of deprecated fields from database, Area Access report fixes, report usage logging.

  • Sept '19 to Oct '19 website updates

    County Sport Partnership to Active Partnership rebranding in addition to various fixes (security, reports, open data and Active Places Data Platform.)

  • Aug '19 part 1 website updates

    Updated T&Cs, Privacy policy, open data licence (using Creative Commons licence) and new Cookies policy. 

  • Aug '19 part 2 website updates

    LA, LDP and PPC data updates, new map layers (Greenbelt, SSSI, AONB and Heritage Coats) and minor fixes (add "Activities" header back to open data Sites.csv).

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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:

  • Active 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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