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There will also be two tennis courts and a multi-use games area (MUGA) which also means fewer football pitches. So, there have been some very meaningful concessions made to the original proposals. Below you can see a picture of what the original scheme looked like.
The new plans are still in the consultation process - hence the meeting. But you can see roughly what they might look like in the image below. There are three proposed options, all fairly similar, of which Option C below is one.
So the basic difference is that on the south side of the development there will be fewer football pitches. Replacing them will be two tennis courts, a games area, and more green space.
Many of the questions for the Council were essentially the same question posed in different ways, and amounted to "Can't we just get rid of Play Football and do what we want?". The Council representatives explained patiently (many times) that Play Football have a contract, and are entitled to enforce it. The current changes to the original proposals have come about through negotiation, and the fact that Play Football are willing to make any changes at all is down to public pressure and the good offices of the Council negotiators. Contracts can't simply be torn up.
Members of the public are invited to make their views known. To participate in the official consultation, follow this link.
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