Decision details

Gillet Field Playing Pitch Enhancement

Decision Maker: Council

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


The Executive Member (Planning and Development), Councillor Alistair Morwood presented the confidential report of the Director of Planning and Property.


The report proposed improvement of Gillett Playing Fields with comprehensive new changing facility and playing pitch improvements.


The vision for Gillett Playing Fields sought to combine cricket use with reintroduced junior football use with pitch enhancements and a comprehensive new pavilion with improved access and car parking. 


The provision of improved cricket and junior football provision would help to address Borough-wide needs identified in the Open Space, Sports and Recreation Strategy (OSSR).


The Leader of the Opposition, Councillor Alan Platt, queried where in the Borough the funding had received from.  Councillor Morwood undertook to provide this detail outside the meeting.


Following a query, it was noted that the detail of regarding the remaining Section 106 funds was set out in the table at paragraph 18 within the report. 


The Executive Member (Planning and Development), Councillor Alistair Morwood proposed and the Executive Leader, Councillor Alistair Bradley seconded and it was Resolved (37:0:1)

1.         Approve the allocation of a further budget for the delivery of the new pavilion, ancillary facilities and improved playing pitches at Gillett Playing Fields.

2.         Approve the submission of a planning application for a comprehensive new changing facility at Gillett Playing Fields.

Report author: Lindsey Blackstock

Publication date: 20/05/2024

Date of decision: 14/05/2024

Decided at meeting: 14/05/2024 - Council

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