Trent Vale Development:
New facility update
Progress on the new facility stalled some months ago and at the time we did not know why. However, recently we found out that the Business Park/Sports field have been sold to a new owner. The sale was complete in October and the new owner is Bridges & Chancerygate. This information is now in the public domain.
Please refer to the following link:
Trent Vale Community Sports Association (TVCSA) have now had initial discussions with the new owners to understand their development plans. The new owners are looking to develop the site as a 'Commercial Distribution Centre' and therefore have no plans for residential development, at this stage. With no residential development planned the new owners have no Section 106 obligation. It has not been possible to agree a long term lease as required for the sports governing body grant awards (England Squash, Football Foundation and Sport England) therefore the grant awards will not be available. Hence, for these reasons there will be no funds to develop the new Sports facility.
We are all devastated by this news as a considerable amount of effort has gone into securing funding and progressing the project. We are now actively pursuing gaining a long term lease for the Sports ground to enable us to re-submit a new case, in the future.
TVCSA will also be engaging with the Council and local MPs over the failure of the project and the way it has been handled.
We have been holding off making any improvement to the current facility, in the hope that the new facility is on the horizon. However, we shall now be re-focusing our efforts to improve the club and resolve the catalogue of issues that have now built up.
Planning Permission Approved for the new development
Great News!! The planning permission for New Trent Vale Squash Club has been granted!
Read More from Steve Barber's email...
Support for the new development
We've spent the past few weeks telling you about a proposed brand new facility for Trent Vale Squash Club.
Well, now it's almost a reality! Trent Vale and a local football club, Beeston Centurions YFC, have been given the opportunity to be the tenants of a fantastic new shared facility on the same site as the existing club. This means that our club is going to be demolished and be replaced with a £2M new facility in the autumn of 2015. The building is expected to start in the autumn 2014.
It will include:
- three new glass-back squash courts
- two full size football pitches
- a 9v9 size floodlit 3G Astroturf pitch
- squash changing facilities
- a clubroom/meeting room
- a kitchen area.
We now need to form a sports association with Beeston Centurions and this will oversee the running of the new facility.
But before all this happens, we need to show that there is a lot of support from our members and the wider community. Our funders need to see this support to give us the full funding. Funders include Sport England, the developers, the FA and England Squash.
What we need you to do:
In order to secure all the funding from Sport England and the Football Foundation, we need to lots of letters of support - ideally more than 100 between the two clubs.
Please can you tell us how you feel you will benefit from the new facilities by sending us a letter of support? We need this to increase our chances of receiving the maximum funding available.
If you're also a local business, then please can you send one from the business too? Your letter (hand written or in email form) should be short and positive.
Trent Vale Squash Club plays an important role in Beeston and the wider area particularly in the coaching and development of squash.
I fully support Trent Vale Squash Club's bid to have access to a brand new home for its squash at Trent Vale. The new site will be a major benefit to the club, its partner football club and the local community who will also have access to the facilities.
I am sure that the new facility will give Trent Vale Squash Club the opportunity to grow and get more local people, juniors through to adults, playing squash.
Please can you email with your letter to us?
We will keep you up to date with developments as we progress, including how we intend to raise a contribution towards the new building - around £10K - with your support.
If you'd like to get involved, then please let us know.
Louise, on behalf of TVSC Committee
Details of Planning Application and chance to comment
You can see the full details for the sports field/site development planning application on the Broxtowe Council website.
Councillor Steve Barber gave details about the development on the Bramcote Today website.
As he says, it is very imporytant that the council is fully informed about everyones views, not just the few who oppose the development. So please go to the Broxtowe Council website, scroll down to the 'Comment on this Application' button and let them know what a great opportunity this is for Trent Vale Squash Club and for the local community.
You'll have to be quick, closing date for comments is 29th May. Only a few more days.
The new Trent Vale Squash Club.....coming soon!!
Many of you may already know that plans are under way to re-develop Beeston Business Park. This is the business park behind ATOS next to the train station. This is a £2m+ development.
Phase 1 of these plans include the construction of a brand new sports facility which will become the home for Trent Vale Squash.
The current proposals are to build 3 state-of-the-art glass back squash courts, alongside football and community facilities.
We will move from our existing squash facility which is becoming more and more expensive to maintain, to a much improved modern squash facility. The estimated start date is September 2014 and estimated completion date August 2015.
Plans for Beeston Business Park are available here. We also have a site layout drawing on display at the club so that members can see the what is planned.
These are exciting times for the club and the committee is working hard to engage with the developers and governing bodies such as England Squash.
So....if there are any members that would like to be involved with shaping the future of the club we would really like to hear from you. We already have recruited some new people to the committee who can help us and we'd like more.
Please watch this space - in the coming weeks we will be carrying out a survey to better understand how best to develop the club.