Leisure, Arts and Culture Cabinet Member – Minutes – 30 June 2008
31 (3) IMPROVING LOCAL SPORTS FACILITIES – The Service Director Asset Management and Culture submitted an urgent report seeking approval for the commissioning of a feasibility and master planning study to explore options to improve the quality of local sports facilities.
The majority of facilities at Quibell Park were approaching the end of their life and required extensive refurbishment or replacement.
The opportunity existed to work with John Leggott College, Melior College and Yorkshire Forward to provide improved sporting and business opportunities by relocating some of the sports facilities that were currently provided at Quibell Park.
An urgent decision was required on the matter to allow a study to go forward and the outcomes to influence the final scope of plans for the re-building of John Leggott College and Melior College. These needed finalising during the Autumn of 2008 to meet the required programmes imposed by funding bodies.
Yorkshire Forward had agreed to part fund the study.
Resolved – That approval be given for the commissioning of a feasibility and master planning study to investigate options to improve the quality of local sports facilities, including those currently provided at Quibell Park and explore the benefits of working in partnership with a range of other interested parties.