Decision Maker: Executive
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To authorise the development of the Woking
College 3G Football Artificial Turf Pitch and pavilion
The Executive received a report which sought approval to build a new full size 3G Artificial Turf Pitch (ATP) and a new Pavilion at Woking College. It was explained that the need for the project had arisen following the completion of the Council’s Playing Pitch Strategy in 2017 which had identified the lack of suitable training and playing facilities for football in Woking. Councillor Kemp, Portfolio Holder for Leisure and Cultural Services, reported that the facility would be managed by Cardinals in the Community which was an organisation with experience of delivering football in the community and wider community development initiatives. It was noted that the project costs set out in the resolve were maximum amounts and that the borrowing would be reduced if grant applications were successful.
Following a question it was confirmed that Woking Academy would be one of the clients to use the facilities.
The Executive welcomed the report and the community benefits that the project aimed to achieve.
That (i) the development of the Woking College 3G Football Artificial Turf Pitch and pavilion project in the sum of £2,049,330 be approved;
(ii) financing for the project from £772,826 of the S.106 equivalent contribution from the Moor Lane Private Finance Project, Grant Contributions, if secured, of up to £614,000 with the balance financed from borrowing up to a maximum of £1,266,000 be approved;
(iii) the Council enters into a lease with Woking College for the site of the 3G Football Artificial Turf Pitch and pavilion, on terms approved by the Head of Democratic and Legal Services, and to grant a sub lease to Cardinals in the Community on similar terms to administer the facility on its behalf;
(iv) the Council enters into a construction contract with an approved contractor for the creation and erection of the 3G Football Artificial Turf Pitch and pavilion; and
(v) the Council enters into all ancillary agreements and consents and takes all appropriate actions considered necessary by the Head of Democratic and Legal Services to give effect to these resolutions and the conditions set out in Planning Permission which was granted on 28 March 2017 [15/0632].
Reason: A decision is sought to allow the Woking College 3G Football Artificial Turf Pitch project to be implemented.
Report author: Emma-Louise Webb
Publication date: 27/02/2019
Date of decision: 07/02/2019
Decided at meeting: 07/02/2019 - Executive
Effective from: 16/02/2019