After many years of thinking approval was on the horizon, and being disappointed so many times, we have finally got there. On January 11th 2022, East Suffolk Council unanimously approved our Phase One planning application. This will deliver an all-weather, floodlit, 3G pitch and a full-size grass pitch made to rugby match standard.
The plans also include parking, footpaths and cycle routes across the site, a new entrance and drainage.
Funds are in place for this first phase. Some detail needs to be filled in following this first approval but we hope to see activity begin on the site this summer.
To see the details, follow these links.
This is only the first phase. A second planning application will follow later this year for the sports centre building which will house 50+ station gym, indoor and outdoor changing rooms, cafe and two studios which can be made into one. Additional landscaping will accommodate outdoor seating, performance space and a trim trail around the site. Although substantial funding is available for this phase, there is a need for more fundraising which, following the success of phase one plans, we can get now tackle with confidence.