Local Planning Authority

  • Moseley Planning Major Ground Development

    Moseley have submitted a Planning application in conjunction with Birmingham City Council for the construction of a new stadium and complex on the west side of their current Billesley Common ground. The Greene King IPA Championship club want to build the new facility to form part of the South Birmingham Sports Village project that already encompasses rugby, football, cricket and tennis and provides a focus for community sport in the area. The two storey building, for which plans were submitt...

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  • Moseley Granted Permission For New Ground

    Moseley Rugby Club have been awarded Planning permission to build a grandstand and clubhouse at Billesley Common, a site that they have used for the past eight years. The £3 million project is expected to be completed in time for the 2014/15 season, and although previous attempts to secure a 5,000-seat stand and the necessary funding have failed, the latest development sees them joining up with Birmingham Bowls Club and the Local Authority to work on a 700-seat structure. The facilities may no...

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  • 'Nobody Can Stop' £135m Cas Tigers Stadium

    Castleford Tigers hope to be in their new stadium for the start of the 2018 season after plans for the new £135m Five Towns Park were given the final go ahead. Lateral Property Group was given Planning permission for the development, which includes a retail park and a new 10,000-seater capacity stadium for the Tigers on land next to Junction 32 of the M62, at a Wakefield Council meeting in February. However, because of the size of the scheme, it was referred to the Department for Communities an...

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  • Interview: Steve Grainger, RFU Development Director

    Steve Grainger, Development Director at the RFU, talks to Global Sports Jobs about the journey from managing an athletics track for a Local Authority to his current role at the RFU, how innovation is helping grow participation in rugby and what makes a good leader. Steve Grainger, RFU interview

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  • Saracens Get Council Planning Approval

    Saracens have had their Planning application to improve Allianz Park approved by Barnet Council. The main element of the application is the replacement of the ageing West Stand with a new, modern stand which would consolidate and enhance the provision of community, education and sporting facilities at the stadium. Allianz Park, as a multi-use community stadium, has become a hub of community, education and sporting activity in Barnet and North London. The new stand provides the opportunity to bui...

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  • Neath RFC Face Winding Up Order Over £60k Debt

    Neath Port Talbot Council is seeking a winding up order against Neath Rugby Club for unpaid rates and other debts totalling £60,000, according to the South Wales Evening Post. The Authority has confirmed that it has been granted a liability order by the courts for the "totality of a long-standing business rates debt". Club chairman Geraint Hawkes told the Post there was an "ongoing appeal" which was being conducted by the valuation tribunal service against the level of business rates it had fac...

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  • Saints in Talks Over Stadium Plans

    Northampton Saints are to hold a public consultation for the proposed development of a new North Stand at Franklin’s Gardens. Members of the club’s management and stadium design team will discuss the plans with interested Local residents and businesses early next month. Saints say any feedback will be collated and issued to the Planning authorities as part of the application in the autumn. Saints vice-chairman Tony Hewitt says: “The new North Stand is an integral part of our plans not just...

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  • Secretary of State Gives Green Light For Saracens Stadium

    The Secretary of State for communities and Local government has given the all clear for Barnet Council to issue Planning permission for Saracens’ revival of Copthall Stadium. In February, Mayor of London Boris Johnson’s office decided not to intervene in the decision by Barnet Councillors to approve Saracens’ Planning application to convert Barnet Copthall into a stadium for community sport, athletics and rugby. This decision by the Secretary of State means the plans have been recognised...

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  • EU Demands Liberty Details

    Caught up in the European Commission's investigation into the public funding of professional sports clubs - especially top football clubs in Spain - SWANSEA Council has been asked to explain the funding arrangements at the Liberty Stadium.   South Wales Evening News has reported that officials have asked the council to supply details of a deal which has enabled Swansea City and the Ospreys to play there since 2005.   It was constructed by the council at a cost of £27 million.   Now both club...

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  • New Castleford Stadium Gains Planning Permission

    Castleford Tigers' hopes of a new stadium were boosted after Wakefield Council granted Planning permission for the £135m Five Towns Park development. Members of Wakefield Council's Planning committee approved the outline application at a Planning committee meeting last week. The Tigers hope to take up residency in the new 10,000 capacity community stadium, which will form part of the Five Towns Park - also including a retail development, petrol station and a country park. Speaking at the meetin...

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