This model of community use agreement was developed with the law firm Field Fisher Waterhouse LLP and reflects our recent knowledge and practices in the creation, implementation and management of CUAs. The aim will be to lay the groundwork for the development of agreements for a number of different educational institutions. Many educational sites have very good sports facilities, which are often underutilized at normal schooling. That`s why we want to encourage increased availability of sports facilities for the general purpose community if they are not used by the primary user. This should help to ensure that the Community has well-managed and safe access to sports facilities in educational institutions. These cases may include the proposal to secure and/or improve community use as one of the appropriate alternative and/or reduction measures, where existing playgrounds or other sports facilities may be affected. This reduction may be necessary so that we do not formally oppose or withdraw our opposition to a development proposal. To contribute to this, we have developed a model for an AUC that provides a clear basis for the development of agreements for schools, universities and individual academies. When an educational institution decides that its sports facilities are available for community use, it is a good idea to formalize this agreement with a Community Use Agreement (AUC).
It explains how the agreement should work and should normally cover hours of availability, management agreements and pricing policies. It may be useful to modify this standard model if necessary to reach out to appropriate local partners to reflect local priorities, objectives and circumstances. If the model is used, the AUC must be developed in agreement with the contracting parties before being finalized. There will be other cases where we may not need an AUC, but we will propose to develop one to ensure security and clarity on the intentions of access to the Community. In these circumstances, we recommend that an AUC be guaranteed by a condition of a building permit for development. A CUA signed by all important parties will be essential in such cases. A proposed condition is included in our document above “Modeling Conditions.” When executing our planning request, there may be instances where we require an AUC to be submitted, approved and implemented to overcome our potential objection to an application.