Designs for a 3G football pitch, office and training conference facilities in Stowmarket have already won supporters.The FA (Football Association) wants to build its Suffolk headquarters at Millfields in Violet Hill Road in a project costing £3-4million and showed off plans for the first time last Thursday.At the event in StowHealth centre, Suffolk FA chairman Phil Lawler spoke to Stowmarket residents about the plan before permission is sought from Mid Suffolk District Council this autumn. If this is granted, the pitch could be open in time for the 2021-22 season.The complex would also have office, training and conference facilities that could be rented out. There would also be a large car park to be shared with neighbouring StowHealth.Stowmarket Town Council has already backed the scheme and pledged £100,000.The town council’s clerk David Blackburn said: “The development of Millfields also means a new state of the art community centre for the town, offering … [Read more...] about Plans for 3G football pitch in Stowmarket go on show
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Wales 6 February 2019 Share this with Facebook Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share this with Email Share this with Facebook Share this with WhatsApp Share this with Messenger Share this with Twitter Share Share this with These are external links and will open in a new window Email Share this with Email Facebook Share this with Facebook Messenger Share this with Messenger Messenger Share this with Messenger Twitter Share this with Twitter Pinterest Share this with Pinterest WhatsApp Share this with WhatsApp LinkedIn Share this with LinkedIn Copy this link https://www.bbc.com/news/uk-wales-47143031 Read more about sharing. These are external links and will open in a new window Close share panel Young people in many parts of Wales have limited opportunity to go out, take bus journeys and use sports facilities, a new survey … [Read more...] about ‘No nightlife or sports for young people’
The damage caused to Cromer Town FC's pitch. Photo: Jenna Bedwell Archant A council has been forced to apologise and pay for damage caused to a Norfolk football team’s pitch on New Year’s Day. How the pitch looked after the tyre ruts were filled-in. Photo: Jenna BedwellCars churned up Cromer Town FC’s grass pitch after they were wrongly allowed to park there during the fireworks display on January 1.The damage resulted in the club having to cancel its home game against Caister FC Reserves on Saturday (January 12).North Norfolk District Council said it had now written to the club to apologise and will pay £650 to repair the pitch.A council spokesman said parking was offered to visitors on the hard standing at Cabbell Park, as well as at other locations around the town.Cabbell Park, the home of Cromer Town Football Club. Picture: Ian BurtBut due to the high numbers of people trying to park, the decision was made to open a gate to the pitch to provide additional … [Read more...] about Council apologises and agrees to pay for damage caused to club’s football pitch
While it has been a good year on the pitch for Liverpool, the club has faced a tricky time concerning its plans for Anfield - thanks to some plucky local residents. One of the ECHO's bigger news stories of the year followed the saga as club bosses attempted to get planning permission that would allow them to host 50,000 seater music concerts at their famous stadium. But they were thwarted and forced to significantly amend those plans thanks to the efforts of frustrated local residents and local councillors - who blocked the original application on a dramatic day at the town hall. Crucially, this means that the permission they have now been granted will initially be done on a temporary basis for two years - and could then be revoked if the club is found to have not kept up with its commitment to local people. It also means the original plan to hold 10 concerts a year at Anfield has been reduced to six .What the whole process uncovered was that those living close to the ground have felt … [Read more...] about After a dramatic year, is life improving for Liverpool FC’s closest neighbours?
Sefton Council has approved developers' plans to build more than 1000 homes just this year alone. The bulk of these will be built in Southport (589 homes) and Formby (410 homes), with the rest to be erected in Aintree, Maghull, Waterloo, Hightown and Blundellsands. Lib Dem and Conservative councillors have slammed a number of the approved developments - but Labour councillors have called this 'hypocrisy'. In 2012, the coalition government published its final National Planning Policy Framework (NPPF) which removed the protection given to ordinary countryside and presumes the default answer to development proposals will be 'Yes'. Since this came into practice, it is much harder for local planning committees to turn down development plans. Proposals to build 328 homes on farmland in Churchtown were arguably the most controversial to be given the go-ahead by Sefton's Planning Committee this year. Local residents came by the coach-load to Bootle Town Hall in August to protest the plans, … [Read more...] about More than 1000 new homes have been approved for this part of Merseyside