Decision details

Release of s106 Funds - Replacement of Surface at Hawkenbury All Weather Pitch

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Sport, Leisure and Health

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


To replace the artificial turf pitch at Hawkenbury Recreation ground with a modern equivalent surface for the dual use of hockey and football, along with upgrading the floodlights with LED lights.


RESOLVED – That developer contributions totalling  £217,955.06 from planning obligation 18/01082 Hawkenbury Farm DOV 2 Original Deed 16/07023/HYBRID (and pursuant to subsequent deeds of variation applying the obligation to subsequent varied planning permissions as applicable) for the replacement of the carpet at Hawkenbury all-weather pitch be approved.

Reasons for the decision:

Agreeing the project meets the conditions set out in the s106 agreement. No other option is available for the funding and inaction may result in the funds being paid back to the developer. 

Alternative options considered:

Do Nothing – this will result in the continued deterioration of the playing surface and will ultimately result in the facility being closed on the grounds of safety.  This would be a significant loss of income to the Council.

Interests and Nature of Interests Declared:

No conflicts of interest were declared by any Member who was consulted in respect of this decision.

Publication date: 11/09/2023

Date of decision: 11/09/2023

Effective from: 19/09/2023

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