Working in partnership Hampshire FA and Basingstoke Town Community Football Club are embarking on extensive consultation about upgrading the football facilities at the Winklebury Complex.
Leaflets setting out what is proposed are being delivered to households and businesses in Winklebury this week. In addition, half a dozen ‘drop in’ sessions from 12 -19 October have been arranged for residents to hear more and air their views and concerns.
There are two main elements to the proposals. Firstly, this involves converting the existing grass pitch at the Winklebury Complex to a state of the art artificial pitch. This will increase the amount of time the pitch can be used throughout the week by local clubs, youngsters and informal groups. Secondly, the new Basingstoke Town Community Football Club are seeking to move to the site as a new home.
Daytime drop in sessions will be held at the hall of the Church of the Good Shepherd, Winklebury Centre on the following days and times:
Thursday 12 October at 11am -1pm
Wednesday 18 October at 3pm – 5pm
Thursday 19 October 11am -1pm and 2pm – 3.30pm.
Evening drop in sessions are being held at the Hampshire FA facility on Monday 16 October and Tuesday 17 October at 6pm –8pm.
What key ground developments are proposed?
Proposed ground developments will respect the existing green space, with spectator stands being confined largely within the existing boundary – apart from a few marginal exceptions: a low level covering at the railway end and the western boundary partially extended southwards along the current building line for a small, single storey clubhouse. No development is proposed on the eastern boundary adjacent to the avenue of trees running parallel to Ringway West. It is proposed to ensure that all existing trees around the site are retained and that some additional trees are planted to provide extra screening.
Following consultation and a pre-planning application meeting, we aim to share finalised plans.