Tools and guidance

This section provides information and advice from key sectoral organisations and agencies. It should be read in conjunction with Developing the planning approach section, particularly in relation to meeting needs and exploring ways of improving existing assets and making joint provision.

It should also be read in conjunction with detailed guidance provided by these key organisations, as highlighted in this section and in Further information. While this section takes a sectoral approach, in practice provision is often delivered in mixed-use settings.

Libraries, museums and archives
Arts venues and theatres
Public art
Open space, leisure and sport
Historic environment
Good design