The final plans for the application to build a Community Stadium are with the City Council and are available to view HERE. We think it looks great and will be an asset to the City of Worcester. Highlights from the application show:
· The application is for a floodlit football stadium with a capacity of just over 4,400, along with a separate floodlit all-weather 3G pitch, plus car parking. The plans have been revised to ensure the scheme has less impact on the Worcester to Birmingham Canal Conservation Area. The main stadium is proposed to be built to the north-east of the recently refurbished and extended Perdiswell Leisure Centre. Its new position also means it would be further from the leisure centre’s changing rooms. The stadium has also been redesigned so that it would more closely match the look of the leisure centre. It is now proposed to have brickwork lower walls and an aluminium-clad upper section with colours ranging from white to light blue.
The stadium would feature 15-metre high lighting columns and would have extensive landscape on its eastern side, to limit its impact on the canal and the adjoining dog track.The separate all-weather pitch is proposed to be moved from its original position to the north of the main stadium to sit beside the leisure centre on its north-west side. Floodlit with 10-metre high lighting columns, the all-weather pitch would be available for community hire and the applicants have held discussions with Heart of Worcestershire College and Tudor Grange Academy about their teams playing there on a regular basis.
A 21-day statutory consultation period started on March 1st giving interested parties the chance to have their say on the detailed plans. Detailed consideration will be given to all consultation comments received before the application is referred to Worcester City Council’s Planning Committee for a formal decision.
So it’s very important you log on to the planning website and leave your comments in support of the project
Remember that the comments that help most are ones highlighting the overall benefits of the application, not just football ones!
Important points to support are: parking for fans; all-weather pitch moved to reduce light pollution; no loss of existing sports pitches; low level and small scale design fits with existing buildings; a facility for the whole community.
Perdiswell has a long sporting history. Adding these new facilities in combination with the excellent new pool and sports centre provide a sporting hub any great city would be proud of.