Site Allocations Plan March 2016

Comment ID 14590529//11
Document Section Site Allocations Plan March 2016 Schedule 1: Proposed large sites for residential development over 10 dwellings (Sites marked with a * are mixed use sites). Weston-super-Mare Land to the west of Winterstoke Road* [View all comments on this section]
Respondent Persimmon Homes Severn Valley [View all comments by this respondent]
Response Date 28 Apr 2016

Land to the West of Winterstoke Road

We note that the site specific details specify that the ‘loss of sports pitch needs to be addressed.’ A key factor is the need to consider the particular circumstances of the site. The ‘sports field’ consisted of a single football pitch in a larger area of partly mowed grassland. It had no changing facilities, equipment storage or car parking and was entirely reliant on the adjoining Woodspring Stadium for all these facilities. It therefore could not on its own be used as a formal playing field for organised league fixtures. Teams associated with Weston-super-Mare FC based at the Woodspring Stadium next to the site have used the grass area and the football club are currently in the process of submitting a proposal for a new 3G facility at the Woodspring Stadium which would replace any use they currently make of the field which is subject to the proposed applications. Persimmon Homes Severn Valley are assisting the football club in this initiative by cooperating in a boundary reconciliation between the two sites to enable the new 3G facility to be provided at the Woodspring Stadium.