December, 2017

Sports Facilities in Maidstone. A Strategy for the Future

Sports Facilities in Maidstone. A Strategy for the Future

For the past months we’ve been working in the heart of the Garden of England looking to secure sports and leisure provision in Maidstone. We are working with the borough council on an assessment of indoor and outdoor leisure provision, Once again this is linked to the local plan and is to senure that there are sufficient, high quality facilities to meet the needs of the borough now and in...

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Great Cornard Sports Centre

Great Cornard Sports Centre

When one thinks of a leisure or sports centre there’s a temptation to envisage the large, high profile centres such as XCel in Surrey and the Brentwood Centre in Essex.  However, for many people their local sports centre is situated at the nearby secondary school.  These dual use centres provide many grass roots clubs with the base for activity in a no-frills and cost-effective manner. ...

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Runnymede – More than Magna Carta

Runnymede – More than Magna Carta

Runnymede in Surrey is world famous at the site chosen by King John to sign the Magna Carta in 1215.   It’s also the home of a go ahead local authority, Runnymede Borough Council, who are committed to the development of high quality leisure facilities. We are working with RBC on a playing pitch strategy linked to the local plan. This is to ensure that there are sufficient playing fields...

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Elmbridge Revisited

Elmbridge Revisited

Back in 2013 we worked with Elmbridge Borough Council to refresh their playing pitch strategy.   This lead to a number of improved and developed facilities including the new football hub at the XCel Leisure Centre in  Walton on Thames.  They’ve now appointed us to produce an updated strategy to guide provision over the coming years. Elmbridge is one of the most attractive places in the...

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Shepway Sports Facilities Strategy

Shepway Sports Facilities Strategy

We are currently working with Shepway District Council in southeast Kent on a sports facilities strategy linked to their Local Plan. Shepway includes Folkestone, Hythe and Lydd and boasts some of the highest quality landscapes in the country. These range from the English Channel coast to the North Kent Downs and the sparsh beauty of Romney Marshes. We are advising on provision of both indoor and...

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