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Decision deferred on transfer of Open Space Land

30 March 2021 : Council news, Community

SWT is to postpone making a decision on the proposed transfer of land at the rear of Wellington Sports Centre to Wellington Rugby Football Club after receiving over 100 representations.

The comments followed publication of a Notice of Intended Disposal of Open Space Land adjoining the Sports Centre in Corams Lane.

The consultation was focused on the land disposal rather than the future use of the land which is not a development site. However, three quarters of the objections concerned the proposed use of the parcel of land and the wider works proposed by WRFC.

Whilst these are not valid reasons for objection in the transfer process there is a clear concern being demonstrated and the Council believe there is a benefit to holding off any decision until the Club have consulted with the community.

SWT is therefore advising the Club that they should submit a planning application for their proposals and that the Council will look again at the question of disposal following this process.

Until this time the Council has decided to defer any decision on the proposed transfer.