Winslow Sports Hub Consultation 2021

Closes 21 Dec 2021

Opened 23 Nov 2021

Overview

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Buckinghamshire Council is proposing to provide a new purpose-built sports hub on land at Redfield Farm (opposite the Sir Thomas Fremantle School). We would like to hear your views on the proposals.

Location of the proposal on Google Maps: Land at Redfield Farm.

The proposal

The new purpose-built sports hub would replace the current outdated facilities on the site in Central Winslow, next to the library, and aim to provide additional facilities not currently available in Winslow. The new site has been chosen because of its proximity to the town and good transport links with the new train station being built opposite. 

With input from our local and national sporting groups, we have developed the sporting offering proposed on this site.

Artistic impression of Winslow Sports Hub

We are interested in your views about the proposed new sports facilities set out in the Winslow Sports Hub masterplan (PDF, 6.10MB). The facilities include:

  • 3G football pitch
  • Grass rugby pitch
  • Three tennis courts
  • Modern and inviting amenity building with community and social space
  • 8.3 hectares of green open recreational space
  • 2.4 km of pathways
  • 1.8km of hard surfaced paths
  • Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) used for sports like netball.
  • Skatepark

Land around the pitches will be open for local people, with attractive wildlife areas to preserve and enhance the natural habitats on the site.

The new amenity building will include 4 changing rooms (2 for team games and 2 for other uses). It also includes a social space with bar / café, possible food provision and a community hall with independent kitchenette for parties and other low impact activities.

The amenity building and paths will be wheelchair accessible.

Artistic impression of the proposed amenity building

Whilst Buckinghamshire Council has not set charges for the use of the facilities yet, our commitment is to ensure that prices are competitive and not excessive. We want local people to use the facilities on offer and make this development a success.

Winslow Town Council has also kindly agreed to help fund a skatepark that will be free for all ages to use. This dynamic and exciting sport is now carried out by Olympians. The facility here will be open to all to just turn up and skate.

We need your feedback so we can develop the Winslow that you want. 

Related documents

Please consider the documents below before responding to the consultation:

Drop-in events

You can meet a member of the project team at one of these drop-in events at Winslow Library:

  • Monday 29 November morning slot from 10am to 1pm
  • Wednesday 1 December morning slot from 10am to 1pm
  • Friday 3 December afternoon slot from 2pm to 5pm

Alternatively, if you have specific questions or other feedback, please email us on Winslowdevelopment@buckinghamshire.gov.uk or phone 01494 475234.

How to provide feedback

In this consultation, we would like to hear your views on the proposed new Sports Hub development. 

Please tell us your views in one of the following ways:

Please submit your feedback by 21 December 2021.

What happens next

We will read and consider every comment we receive; they will help inform further design changes ready for the planning application. Depending on the feedback received, the planning application is likely to be submitted in January 2022.

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If you have questions about data and privacy, please email us on dataprotection@buckinghamshire.gov.uk. Or write to our Data Protection Officer at Buckinghamshire Council, The Gateway, Gatehouse Road, Aylesbury, HP19 8FF.

Give us your views

Interests

  • Environment
  • Planning
  • Culture
  • Sport & Leisure
  • Parks and open spaces