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Report first posted 21st Mar 2011, page amended/updated Monday, 19 September 2011
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MAR 2011
This is the 5th of a series of reports by the webmaster on the  new community building proposed by the Parish Council.
You can dip into any of them, but to get a clearer understanding the reports are best read in date order as shown at bottom right of this page.
Light at the end of the tunnel?

The latest news of the planning application for a new Community hall at Welney Playing Field is that revised plans were submitted recently (published 14th March) following discussions on 22nd February 2011 between Welney Parish Council and John Loveday, the Chairman of Welney Croft Cricket Club. No other interested parties were invited to attend this meeting.

The Council eventually accepted suggestions from the Club Chairman to locate the building as close to Hurn Drove as possible and to reverse the interior layout so the changing rooms would be at the northern end of the building and the meeting room to the south. This would preserve more of the field for sports and recreation than previous plans and enable spectators inside the building to view much more of the field (and any possible childrens play area).

The webmaster understands that one councillor, Cllr Dobson, wanted the earlier plan to site the building further into the field to remain, to enable parking between it and Hurn Drove. However, Council Chairman, Cllr Goodger, pointed out that Sport England had objected to intrusion into the field and the Council need to take that into account.

Mr Loveday's suggestions seem to address the main drawbacks of the previous plans put forward by the Council, and if accepted by the planning authority would enable the plan for a new Community Hall / Sports Pavilion to proceed to the next stage - raising the necessary funds, estimated by some to be in excess of £250,000.

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this end is North
Apologies for poor quality plans - will try to post better ones later.
text © Peter Cox.

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Related pages on this website
Jun 2006 New Hall plans announced.
Mar 2010 Planning application
May 2010 Permission refused
Dec 2010 Re-application
Mar 2011 Re-application revised
May 2011 Permission granted
Welney Parish Hall
Playing field & pavilion
Children's play equipment
Related pages on external websites
Original application
Re-application, Dec 2010
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