What are we trying to do?
We want to protect and improve our community football ground, this means we have to stop the current plans to demolish it and build flatsThe existing ground has a grass pitch, stands, changing rooms, floodlights and a clubhouse. Our plans are to build an all-weather pitch (3G) and new facilities, to allow even greater access to all of Newbury’s football community, 7 days a week, all year round.The Council’s own evidence states that Newbury’s football ground is not needed as housing land. Put simply: football not flats.
How do you know we need it?A petition by NCFG against the destruction of the Ground was signed by nearly 7,000 peopleThe Football Association conducted a survey of West Berkshire and highlighted the area was 4 full size 3G pitches short to meet demand of the West Berks community.Newbury is home to over 45,000 people and is set to grow by about 6,000 over the next 10 years. All of the evidence concludes that sporting facilities are indisputably essential to maintaining a healthy community.We wholeheartedly support the vision to improve the London Road Estate. As part of this vision, our proposal to improve the Community Football Ground with state of the art 3G pitches for all ages and new clubhouse facilities enhances the public-realm and is in harmony with Victoria Park.