Funding approved for sport and recreation hub at old Cannock stadium site.
19th September 2014
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Cabinet approved capital expenditure of £1.38 million to deliver Phase 1 at their meeting on 18th September, paving the way for a start on the former Cannock Stadium site off Pye Green Road in 2015 pending a successful planning application, which will be submitted shortly.
 
Included in the Council’s Stadium Development Fund is a £527,000 Section 106 contribution from Asda, which will be used to fund these sports facilities in Phase 1:
 
• Floodlit multi-use games area for football and basketball
• Adventure sports and play area
• Children’s play facilities
• Fitness trim trail for running, walking and cycling, with fitness stations
• Mountain bike trail
 
Also included in Phase 1 will be community allotments, dedicated dog walking areas and a raft of landscaping and access works, as well as new car and cycle parking.
 
In May 2012 the former Cannock Stadium site was removed from a list of land available for housing in the District so that it could be developed as a site for sport and leisure. A public consultation was carried out in the summer of 2012 which informed a master plan for the site that was approved by Cabinet in July this year.
 
Cllr Christine Mitchell, Cannock Chase Council Culture and Sport Portfolio Leader, said: “Increasing participation in sport and physical activity is a priority for Cannock Chase Council. Delivering a sport and recreation hub at the former Cannock Stadium site will help our work to improve the health and wellbeing of people living in Cannock Chase District, as well as providing wonderful facilities for everyone in the District.
 
“We have been committed to the sport and recreation hub for many years now. The site has a long sporting heritage, and I’m delighted that we’re getting closer to bringing sport and recreation back to the former Cannock Stadium site.
 
“I’d like to thank Asda, whose Section 106 contribution to the project will deliver some great facilities.”
 
Doug Wilson, Asda’s Head of UK Property Communications, added: “We are delighted that there is some real progress being made. The investment into new sports facilities will be a great benefit to the local community.”
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