Deadline date for responses
02 March 2020
Deadline time for responses
Details of consultation
The council is investing more than £1.6million at Cantley Park in Wokingham, which would transform the park’s facilities to include a new start-of-the-art 3G pitch (subject to planning approval and Football Foundation grant), upgraded pavilion with café facilities, and an artificial cricket wicket. Improvements would also be made to the current grass pitches.
This enhancement project would bring significant benefit to the park’s large number of users, including those who use the park for sport and relaxation as well as individuals and families.
In recent years, the borough has seen a rise in the number of football teams and there are currently some 534 active teams across the borough. Growing demand and participation means that more training facilities are required locally.
To meet this demand an additional nine 3G pitches are needed as teams are traveling outside the borough to use football pitches and winter training facilities. Cantley Park would be the fifth 3G pitch built in the borough. By providing more 3G pitches it means that teams would no longer have to travel outside the area for matches and training.
The council is looking at parking at the site and work is underway to add 40 more parking spaces which would help alleviate parking issues on site and in neighbouring residential areas.
Enhancing the pitches and building the new 3G pitch is subject to funding (a mixture of S106 money and grant funding, if successful, from Football Foundation) and planning permission.
This project would take place in two phases. The first phase would see 3G pitch installed, and pavilion and parking upgraded; while the second phase would see improvements to the grass pitches.
In addition, the council is also planning a major refurbishment and expansion of the existing play facilities to create a new destination play area.
We want to know what you think of the proposed improvements. Your feedback will help shape the future of Cantley Park.
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