To recognise the provision of outdoor recreational space, promoting community spirit, activity and wellbeing.
Are indoor and outdoor spaces provided for residents?
|Credits||Answer||Select all that apply|
|0||A||Question not answered|
|2||C||The development is within 1 km of a recreational space|
|2||D||There is communal space within close proximity to the building|
|2||E||Private external space is provided|
|Criterion||Assessment criteria||Applicable answer|
|-||The evidence below is not exhaustive, please also refer to the ‘BREEAM evidential requirements’ section in the scope of the Guidance for appropriate evidence types which can be used to demonstrate compliance.|
|All||Photographic evidence, demonstrating the indoor/outdoor spaces provided|
|All||Building/site plans illustrating the private external spaces or Assessor’s site inspection report.|
|All||Annotated map demonstrating the route and distance to Recreational or Communal spaces.|
Safe pedestrian route:
These include, but are not limited to, pavements and safe crossing points or, where provided, dedicated pedestrian crossing points. An element of Assessor judgement is required and if in doubt, their justification of safe crossing points should be provided.
A location no more than 100m (330 ft) from the main entrance to the home via a safe pedestrian route. For apartment buildings the communal entrance of the building can be used. For Individual homes an average distance from each home could be determined, e.g. by taking the mid-point of a row of terraced houses.
A space that is accessible to the occupants of several homes and clearly associated with the development.
A space that is accessible only to the occupants of an individual home and is accessible directly from the home.
Includes the following where they are over 1 hectare (2.5 Acres) in size and are within 1km (0.6 miles) of the home via a safe pedestrian route:
- Green park spaces - an area of grass, trees, or other vegetation set apart for recreational or aesthetic purposes and that is publicly owned and allows public access during the hours of daylight
- Nature reserves or similar.
The following where they are within 650m (0.4 miles) of the home:
- Play park
- Sports fields
- Tennis/Basketball or other sport court
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