School in £1m sports field deal?

Swanmore College

Swanmore College

First published in News

A HAMPSHIRE SCHOOL could get more than £1m of investment if sports pitches are handed over to developers.

Hampshire County Council is considering swapping an existing sports pitch at Swanmore College of Technology, Swanmore, for another nearby field owned by Linden Homes.

The council would get £1.1m for the sale of the sports pitch, which it would use to transformthe new field into an all-weather floodlit synthetic turf pitch, as well as a full-size grass rugby pitch.

Linden Homes is applying to build 75 homes on the existing Swanmore College sports pitch.

The scheme relies on both the homes proposals and the changes to the new field getting planning permission.

Council leader Ken Thornber said: “Following the London 2012 Games, these pitches would help to build on that Olympic legacy and provide the college’s 1,251 pupils with enhanced sporting facilities.

“If both schemes receive planning permission, this would also allow proceeds from the sale of the land for housing to be reinvested into the college buildings.”

If given the go ahead the work could be completed by the end of 2013.

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6:23am Fri 26 Oct 12

nedscrumpo says...

Might that be anything to do with the fact that the Linden Homes plot is under the gaze of electricity pylons and the massive cables they'd have to build under?
Might that be anything to do with the fact that the Linden Homes plot is under the gaze of electricity pylons and the massive cables they'd have to build under? nedscrumpo
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6:48am Fri 26 Oct 12

skeptik says...

Olympic legacy?
Olympic legacy? skeptik
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7:35am Fri 26 Oct 12

loosehead says...

nedscrumpo wrote:
Might that be anything to do with the fact that the Linden Homes plot is under the gaze of electricity pylons and the massive cables they'd have to build under?
If that's the case maybe the council should be squeezing them for an even better deal as the council owns all the trump cards?
what else does the college/area need ?
get what you can from them !
[quote][p][bold]nedscrumpo[/bold] wrote: Might that be anything to do with the fact that the Linden Homes plot is under the gaze of electricity pylons and the massive cables they'd have to build under?[/p][/quote]If that's the case maybe the council should be squeezing them for an even better deal as the council owns all the trump cards? what else does the college/area need ? get what you can from them ! loosehead
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10:37am Fri 26 Oct 12

Linesman says...

loosehead wrote:
nedscrumpo wrote:
Might that be anything to do with the fact that the Linden Homes plot is under the gaze of electricity pylons and the massive cables they'd have to build under?
If that's the case maybe the council should be squeezing them for an even better deal as the council owns all the trump cards?
what else does the college/area need ?
get what you can from them !
As it often happens that sales take place, but proposed developments that they are supposed to fund do not move from the drawing board, I think that Linden Homes should pay for the new sports facility before they can start building the 75 new homes, a third of which should be affordable housing.
[quote][p][bold]loosehead[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]nedscrumpo[/bold] wrote: Might that be anything to do with the fact that the Linden Homes plot is under the gaze of electricity pylons and the massive cables they'd have to build under?[/p][/quote]If that's the case maybe the council should be squeezing them for an even better deal as the council owns all the trump cards? what else does the college/area need ? get what you can from them ![/p][/quote]As it often happens that sales take place, but proposed developments that they are supposed to fund do not move from the drawing board, I think that Linden Homes should pay for the new sports facility before they can start building the 75 new homes, a third of which should be affordable housing. Linesman
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