What the new sports pavilion will look like (Image: Wingrave Parish Council)
The ‘old and dilapidated’ Wingrave pavilion recreation ground is set to be replaced with a brand new facility after Bucks planning officers gave the green light.
The plans were put forward by Wingrave with Rowsham Parish Council, who said the current building that is not used due to its ‘poor condition’ is ‘unattractive’.
The new single-storey sports pavilion will have a similar gross internal area and footprint as the previous one but will be slightly rotated to better address the adjacent football pitch to the east.
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It will provide changing rooms for two teams plus match officials, sport equipment storage, and storage for maintenance associated with the ground, together with new indoor facilities for activities.
It also includes a new kitchen, club room, and a new parish room with fully disabled-accessible toilets.
The planning statement reads: “The proposed new Sports Pavilion building will replace an old and dilapidated community building with a new facility on a similar footprint.
“The new building has been designed with an improved appearance and form that will be more in-keeping with the proposed new Bowls Club building and also the existing surrounding residential properties.”
Plans were withdrawn to use a farm as a caravan site for HS2 workers at Twyford to Marsh Gibbon Road, Marsh Gibbon (22/01429/APP).
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Planners wanted to temporarily use a piece of land at Pembridge Farm to sit 20 caravans for employees to stay at while they work on the controversial HS2.
HS2 is Britain’s new high-speed rail line being built from London to the North-West, with HS2 trains linking the biggest cities in Scotland. The project is set to be completed between 2029 and 2033, depending on approval for later stages.
The caravans and a welfare unit would have stood at the 0.17-hectare site for three years.
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No engineering or other works are proposed as part of this application as the site already compromises an area of hardstanding.
Proposals were also made for the developer to provide the option of a minibus service to deliver workers to their place of work and to collect them after the working day to the caravan site.
However, planners withdrew the temporary plans without outlining a reason why.
Planned improvements to a sports pavilion given green light at Springfields, Padbury (22/04192/APP).
Padbury Parish Council was given the go-ahead to undertake refurbishment works of the single-storey Padbury sports pavilion, which was built in the 1970s.
This proposal includes the extension of the meeting space, with a raised internal roof profile ceiling to improve headroom for indoor sports such as table tennis. The proposal also seeks to improve match officials’ changing space and improve the access to the building.
Washrooms are more compliant with modern standards and more comfortable for disabled users. The heating is to be upgraded with an ASHP and solar panels to the roof.
The improvement works are to be funded by using developer funds secured through developments.