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Layham Road Sports Ground

17 April 2019

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It has always been the intention of Hadleigh Town Council to upgrade or rebuild the pavilion at Layham Road Sports Ground.  To this end a forward-thinking Councillor set up a sinking fun which currently stands at £60,000.  After discussions with clubs and users, proposals were drawn up and drawings provided for consideration.  After some changes to suit all users these drawings were finalised and submitted with a planning application to Babergh District Council.  Further detailed drawings were requested and these have been provided and the planning applications is awaiting consideration.  It is difficult to obtain grants until a planning application is approved but so far approaches have been made to Sport England and for CIL monies which have been unsuccessful at this time.  As well as seeking grants it is possible to apply for a Public Works Loan each year.  t has been advised previously that a full quantity survey has to be carried out to obtain a clearer price guide for this rebuild.  Rebuild costs in 2017 were estimated in the region of £1,500-£2,000 psqm.  The total area for this rebuild is estimated at 245 sqm.  This is only a general guide and not site specific,  if a more detailed price is required our Architects have said they could discuss with a Quantity Surveyor and potentially assist with an initial cost plan.  Planning approval, discussions on future management of the pavilion, funding etc. are ongoing regarding this project.