Save The Camrose – ACV and Committee Update

Basingstoke Town Community Football Club have now submitted our 109 page support documentation for the response to the appeal against the upholding of the listing The Camrose as an Asset of Community Value (ACV). The council have also submitted their own documentation as first respondents.

We hope this matter can be resolved in the coming months but we will keep you updated with progress and expected timelines as soon as we are made aware.

The ‘Save The Camrose’ Committee met this week and welcomed new committee member Chris Edwards to the committee. Chris joins us with a wealth of experience and is the Headteacher of Brighton Hill Community School – we’re looking forward to his involvement in the cause. Chris Edwards said on joining the Save the Camrose Committee “Having Basingstoke Town FC at the heart of our local community is absolutely critical and I am fully committed to doing all I can to help to bring this football club back to its rightful home. It’s a true privilege to be working alongside a committee of people who are so dedicated to a cause which combines the protection of this history of the club, with an exciting vision for its future.”

The next step for the Save The Camrose committee will be to focus on the outstanding planning permission appeals and we will provide more information on this in due course.

The Camrose Asset of Community Value Timeline:

Basingstoke Town Community FC applied for The Camrose to be listed as an Asset of Community Value.
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council approved the application to list the The Camrose as an Asset of Community Value.
Basron, land owner of The Camrose, lead by former BTFC Chairman Rafi Razzak, appealed the Council’s decision to list the site as an Asset of Community Value.
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council rejected Basron’s appeal and upheld the ACV.
Basron again appealed the Council’s decision to list the site as an Asset of Community Value.
Basingstoke & Deane Borough Council, Basingstoke Town Community FC and Basron have now submitted documentation to the National Planning Inspectorate to decide the outcome of listing The Camrose as an Asset of Community at tribunal.