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           LONDON BOROUGH OF
           RICHMOND UPON THAMES

           PLAYING PITCH STRATEGY
           Action Plan Update

           March 2021
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           Purpose of this document

           This document relates to, and should be read in conjunction with, the London Borough of
           Richmond upon Thames Playing Pitch Strategy (PPS), which was developed for the Council
           by Knight, Kavanagh & Page (KKP) and published in March 2018.

           Monitoring and updating the PPS forms an important part of the planning process, with
           guidance from Sport England recommending that the actions identified within the Strategy are
           reviewed on an annual basis. In light of this, the Council participated in a ‘Stage E’ meeting
           in January 2021 with representatives of Sport England, Sport Richmond, the England and
           Wales Cricket Board (ECB), England Hockey, the Football Association (FA), the Football
           Foundation, the Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), and the Rugby Football Union (RFU). The
           intention of these meeting was to monitor the delivery of the recommendations and action plan
           identified in the PPS, and to highlight emergent issues and opportunities. The meetings were
           not intended to review the overarching strategic recommendations identified within Part 5 of
           the PPS, which are considered to remain applicable and relevant.

           Guide to using this document

           The site by site action plans identified within ‘Part 6’ of the PPS have been replicated in the
           tables below, each of which covers one of the three study areas utilised in the original
           assessment study (Hampton & Teddington; Richmond; and Twickenham). For reference,
           these tables are identified on pages 45-51, 54-59, and 62-65 of the PPS, respectively.

           In addition, three further columns have been included, recording the ‘actions taken’ and the
           ‘issues raised’. These relate to items emerging from the ‘Stage E’ meetings identified in the
           section above. Where new material has been added – and/or existing actions, information or
           recommendations have been affected – the relevant box has been highlighted using a light
           orange fill for actions/issues raised in January 2021. This is intended to aid users to easily
           identify where new information has been provided as part of the monitoring process.

           Explanatory text regarding various heading and categories identified within the table is
           included on pages 40-42 of the original document, however for convenience this is also
           replicated in Appendix 1.

           Caveats

           Please note, due to the unprecedented impacts caused by Covid-19, the update to the PPS
           Action Plan was delayed. This document reflects a snapshot of information gathered in
           January 2021, however the global pandemic may have resulted in diverting resources into
           other priorities including funding and support and will likely continue to do so. Due to
           restrictions, the status of many clubs is unknown simply as they have followed guidance and
           have not been able to operate. As such the identified actions and recommendations should
           not be taken as confirmation of particular directions especially with regard to funding. Priorities
           do change over time, and so other projects that are not identified below may also come
           forward.

           Due to resource constraints, other than when it was raised on a site-specific basis, a review
           of the demand and supply that informed the Council’s Playing Pitch Assessment has not been
           included as part of this monitoring exercise.

           Further information

           If you would like further information regarding this document, please contact the Richmond
           Local Plan Team (LocalPlan@richmond.gov.uk).

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           HAMPTON & TEDDINGTON AREA

           Site by site action plan

                Site   Site               Sport     Manage-      Current status                                       Recommended actions               Actions taken    Issues raised      Partners      Site     Timescales1   Cost2     Aim
                 ID                                  ment                                                                                                (Jan 2021)        (Jan 2021)                  hierarchy
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tier
                 6     Broom Road        Cricket     Council     Two standard quality squares which host ten and      Review quality issues in an                                            ECB          Key          L          L       Protect
                       Recreation                                four grass wickets, respectively. Used to capacity   attempt to improve quality to                                                     Centre                           Enhance
                       Ground                                    by Twickenham, Hampton Wick Royal and Barnes         good.
                                                                 cricket clubs.
                                         Football                Two good quality adult pitches and one standard      Sustain current levels of                         All pitch types       FA                       L          L
                                                                 quality mini 7v7 pitch. Both pitch types are         quality through appropriate                       are substantially
                                                                 substantially overplayed. One good basic quality     maintenance. Improve current                      overplayed
                                                                 adult 11v11 pitch, junior 11v11, 9v9 and 7v7 pitch   levels of quality through
                                                                 (as per PQS rating from RPA visit).                  appropriate maintenance.
                                                                                                                      Alleviate overplay through the                                                                   S          L
                                                                                                                      transfer of demand to sites
                                                                                                                      with actual spare capacity.
                 8     Bushy Park        Cricket      Royal      Four grass cricket squares and a standalone NTP      Sustain and look to improve                                            ECB       Hub Site        L          L       Protect
                                                      Parks      square all of which are standard quality. One        quality through an enhanced                                            Royal                                       Enhance
                                                                 square has 15 grass wickets, two squares each        maintenance regime.                                                    Parks
                                                                 have ten grass wickets accompanied by an NTP         Ensure leases with clubs are                                                                     S          L
                                                                 and the final square has ten grass wickets           maintained and renewed
                                                                 accompanied by two NTPs. Two squares are             when applicable.
                                                                 leased by Teddington CC with Teddington Town,
                                                                                                                      Look to secure funding in                                                                        S         L/M
                                                                 Hampton Hill and Hampton Wick Royal cricket
                                                                                                                      order to refurbish poor quality
                                                                 clubs leasing a square each. Bushy Park Girls CC
                                                                                                                      nets
                                                                 rents the use of the squares leased to Hampton
                                                                 Wick Royal CC and Teddington Town CC. All            Support Bushy Park Girls CC                                                                      S          L
                                                                 squares are played to capacity at peak time.         with its aspirations for access
                                                                 Hampton Wick Royal CC considers its practice nets    to a dedicated home ground.
                                                                 to be poor quality.
                                         Football                Two youth 9v9, four mini 7v7 and one mini 5v5        Sustain quality through an                                              FA                       L          L
                                                                 pitch all of which are good quality. The youth 9v9   appropriate maintenance                                                Royal
                                                                 and mini 7v7 pitches have actual spare capacity      regime.                                                                Parks
                                                                 peak time whereas the mini 5v5 pitch is played to    Alleviate overplayed sites with                                                                  S          L
                                                                 capacity.                                            the transferal of demand to
                                                                                                                      pitches with spare capacity.
                                         Rugby                   Two standard quality senior pitches. Each pitch is   Improve the quality of the                                             RFU                       S          L
                                         Union                   overplayed by 1.5 match equivalent sessions per      pitches through an enhanced                                            Royal
                                                                 week. Teddington RFC leases the pitches on a ten     maintenance in order to                                                Parks
                                                                 year licence agreement. This provides limited        alleviate overplay.
                                                                 security tenure.                                     Explore the feasibility of                                                                       S          L
                                                                                                                      secure tenure for Teddington
                                                                                                                      RFC through negation of a
                                                                                                                      long term lease.
                10     Carlisle Park     Cricket     Council     One standard quality square with eight grass         Review quality issues in an                                            ECB         Key           S          L       Protect
                                                                 wickets and an NTP. Spare capacity of one match      attempt to improve quality to                                                     Centre                           Enhance
                                                                 equivalent session at peak time. Pavilion            good and seek resolution to
                                                                 restrictions impair use.                             pavilion access issues.

           1   Timescales: (S) -Short (1-2 years); (M) - Medium (3-5 years); (L) - Long (6+ years).
           2   (L) -Low - less than £50k; (M) -Medium - £50k-£250k; (H) -High £250k and above.

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           Site   Site             Sport     Manage-   Current status                                         Recommended actions               Actions taken    Issues raised   Partners      Site      Timescales1   Cost2     Aim
            ID                                ment                                                                                               (Jan 2021)        (Jan 2021)               hierarchy
                                                                                                                                                                                               tier
                                  Football             One adult, two youth 9v9 and two mini 7v7 pitches      Sustain Improve quality                                                                        L          L
                                                       all of which are good quality. Two youth 9v9 and       through an appropriate
                                                       two mini 7v7 pitches all of which are poor quality     maintenance regime.
                                                       (as per PQS rating from RPA visit). The adult pitch    There is no longer any spare                                         FA                        S          L
                                                       has actual spare capacity of one match equivalent      capacity.
                                                       session at peak time whereas the youth 9v9 and
                                                       mini 7v7 pitches each have spare capacity of two
                                                       match equivalent sessions.
                                  Tennis               Three Two good quality and five four poor quality      Sustain quality of the good                                          LTA                       L          L
                                                       macadam courts.                                        quality courts and look to
                                                                                                              improve poor quality courts.
                                                                                                              Maintain LTA’s access                                                                          S          L
                                                                                                              system
                                   Bowls               One good quality green used by Hampton Bowling         Sustain green quality and                                           Bowls                      L          L
                                                       Club.                                                  retain for current use.                                            England
           12     Clarendon       Football   School    One standard quality adult pitch which is available    Ensure any future use of the                                         FA       Local Site       L          L      Protect
                  School                               for community use but currently unused. Spare          pitch is supported by a                                            School
                                                       capacity discounted due to unsecure tenure.            community use agreement.
           18     Hampton and     Football    Club     One floodlit good quality adult pitch which has        Sustain pitch quality through                     *Light impact      FA       Local Site       L          L      Protect
                  Richmond                             spare capacity of 0.5 match equivalent sessions at     appropriate maintenance.                          *Noise impact     Club
                  Borough                              peak time. Club plays at Step 2 in the football                                                          *Car Parking
                  Football Club                        pyramid.                                                                                                 levels
                                                                                                              Ensure ancillary facilities and                                                                S         L/M
                                                                                                              playing provision is suitable
                                                                                                              for the Club to progress
                                                                                                              through the football pyramid.
           19     Hatherop Park   Football   Council   One youth 11v11, one youth 9v9, one mini 7v7 and       Sustain good quality pitches                                         FA       Local Site       L          L       Protect
                                                       one mini 5v5 pitch. The mini 7v7 pitch is good         through appropriate                                                                                              Enhance
                                                       quality with all remaining pitches standard quality.   maintenance and seek to
                                                       The mini 5v5 pitch has spare capacity at peak time     improve standard quality
                                                       equating to 0.5 match equivalent sessions, whilst      pitches.
                                                       remaining pitches are played to capacity at peak
                                                       time.
           20     Hampton           3G        Club     Two small sized floodlit 3G pitches which are both     Retain pitches for recreational                                      FA       Local site       S          L      Protect
                  Rangers                              available for community use.                           use.                                                                Club
                  Juniors
                  Football Club
           21     Hampton         Cricket    School    Five grass cricket squares and a standalone NTP.       Sustain good quality squares                                        ECB         Key            L          L       Protect
                  School                               Of the grass cricket squares, four are good quality    through appropriate                                                School      Centre                            Enhance
                                                       and one is standard quality. Three of the good         maintenance.
                                                       quality squares contain seven grass wickets,           Ensure community users are                                                                     S          L
                                                       whereas the remaining good quality square              provided with community use
                                                       contains five grass wickets. The standard quality      agreements for security of
                                                       square has four grass wickets. All squares are         tenure.
                                                       played to capacity at peak time.

                                  Football             Three good quality adult pitches. Spare capacity       Sustain pitch quality through                                       FA                         L          L
                                                       discounted due to unsecure tenure.                     an appropriate maintenance                                         School
                                                                                                              regime.

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           Site   Site              Sport     Manage-   Current status                                          Recommended actions               Actions taken    Issues raised       Partners      Site     Timescales1   Cost2    Aim
            ID                                 ment                                                                                                (Jan 2021)        (Jan 2021)                   hierarchy
                                                                                                                                                                                                     tier
                                   Rugby                Three standard quality senior pitches that are          Sustain quality of pitches                                              RFU                       L          L
                                   Union                played to capacity.                                     through appropriate                                                    School
                                                                                                                maintenance.
                                                                                                                Ensure any additional                                                                             S          L
                                                                                                                demand is accommodated for
                                                                                                                on pitches with spare
                                                                                                                capacity, or improve quality to
                                                                                                                increase the capacity on
                                                                                                                these pitches.
                                   3G AGP               One good quality full size floodlit 3G pitch which is   Sustain quality.                                                        FA                        L          L
                                                        available for community use however only for 18         Ensure pitch remains on the                                            School                     S          L
                                                        hours a week. The surface is FA certified to host       FA register through testing
                                                        competitive matches and was installed in 2016.          every three years.
                                                                                                                Explore options to increase                                                                       S          L
                                                                                                                midweek availability to meet
                                                                                                                training demand.
                                                                                                                Ensure a sinking fund is in                                                                       S          L
                                                                                                                place for eventual
                                                                                                                refurbishment.
                                   Tennis               Three floodlit tennis courts assessed as good           Sustain quality.                                                        LTA                       L          L
                                                        quality.                                                                                                                       School
           22     Hampton Sport    3G AGP     Council   One good quality full size floodlit 3G pitch which is   Sustain quality.                  RFU – Tested                           FA         Key           L          L      Protect
                  and Fitness                           available for community use. The surface is FA          Ensure pitch remains on the       18/01/2021                            RFU        Centre         L          L
                  Centre                                certified and World Rugby compliant and was             FA register through testing       (Valid for 2
                                                                                                                                                                                       School
                                                        installed in 2016.                                      every three years and World       years)
                                                                                                                Rugby compliant through           FA – Tested
                                                                                                                testing every two years.          28/09/2019
                                                                                                                                                  (Valid for 3
                                                                                                                                                  Seasons)
                                                                                                                Ensure a sinking fund is in                                                                       L          L
                                                                                                                place for eventual
                                                                                                                refurbishment.
                                   Tennis               There is a MUGA on site with provision for three        n/a                                                                      LTA                      n/a        n/a
                                                        courts. This is floodlit.
           26     Udney Park       Cricket    Private   Two standard quality squares, one with 14 wickets       Review quality issues in an                       The owners of         ECB         Key           L          L      Protect
                  Playing Fields                        and one with eight wickets and an NTP. Currently        attempt to improve quality to                     Udney Park                       Centre                           Provide
                  (Previously                           unused. Spare capacity is discounted due to             good.                                             Playing Fields
                  Imperial                              unsecure tenure. Site has recently been sold to a       Mitigate any potential loss of                    have notified the                               S         M-H
                  College)                              private company Quantum Group which has                 provision with equal or better                    Local Authority
                                                        aspirations to develop the site and a planning          quantity and quality.                             of their intention
                                                        application is expected.                                                                                  to dispose of the
                                                                                                                                                                  asset.
                                   Football             Two adult and two mini 7v7 pitches all of good          Sustain quality through                                                  FA                       L          L
                                                        quality. Available for community use; however,          appropriate maintenance.
                                                        exact current usage is unknown and requires             Mitigate any potential loss of                                                                    S         M-H
                                                        further exploration (Stage E update required).          provision with equal or better
                                                        Spare capacity is discounted due to unsecure            quantity and quality.
                                                        tenure. Site has recently been sold to a private
                                                        company Quantum Group which has aspirations to
                                                        develop the site and a planning application is
                                                        expected.
                                   Rugby                Two poor quality senior pitches. Currently unused.      Sustain quality through                                                 RFU                       L          L
                                   Union                Spare capacity is discounted due to unsecure            appropriate maintenance.

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           Site   Site            Sport     Manage-      Current status                                         Recommended actions               Actions taken      Issues raised    Partners        Site      Timescales1   Cost2     Aim
            ID                               ment                                                                                                  (Jan 2021)          (Jan 2021)                  hierarchy
                                                                                                                                                                                                      tier
                                                         tenure. Site has recently been sold to a private       Mitigate any potential loss of                                                                      S         M-H
                                                         company Quantum Group which has aspirations to         provision with equal or better
                                                         develop the site and a planning application is         quantity and quality.
                                                         expected.
                                 Tennis                  Three good quality macadam tennis courts.              Sustain quality through           There courts                          LTA                         L          L
                                                         Currently unused. Tennis for Teddington are using      appropriate maintenance.          have been
                                                         the site. Site has recently been sold to a private                                       cleaned and a
                                                         company Quantum Group which has aspirations to                                           battery powered
                                                         develop the site and a planning application is                                           gate system has
                                                         expected.                                                                                been installed.
                                                                                                                Mitigate any potential loss of                                                                      S         M-H
                                                                                                                provision with equal or better
                                                                                                                quantity and quality.
           37     NPL Sports     Cricket     Sports      Two standard quality squares, both with eight          Review quality issues in an                                             ECB          Key            L          L       Protect
                  Club                        Club       wickets and one with an accompanying NTP.              attempt to improve quality to                                           Club        Centre                            Provide
                                                         Pitches are played to capacity at peak time by NPL     good.                                                                                                                 Enhance
                                                         CC.                                                    Look to greater utilise NTP.                                                                        S          L
                                 Football                Two adult, one youth 11v11, one youth 9v9, three       Sustain quality through                                                  FA                         L          L
                                                         mini 7v7 and one mini 5v5 pitch of good quality.       appropriate maintenance.                                                Club
                                                         The adult and mini pitches each have spare             Alleviate overplay on youth                                                                         S          L
                                                         capacity, whereas the youth 11v11 pitch is             11v11 pitch through the
                                                         overplayed by 2.5 match equivalent sessions. NPL       transfer of demand to pitches
                                                         FC is one promotion short of joining the football      with spare capacity.
                                                         pyramid.
                                                                                                                Ensure ancillary facilities and                                                                     S         L-M
                                                                                                                playing provision is suitable
                                                                                                                for Step 7 football.
                                  Bowls                  One good quality green accessed by NPL Ladies          Sustain green quality.                              The NPL Ladies     Bowls                        L          L
                                                         Bowling Club.                                                                                              Bowling Club is   England
                                                                                                                                                                    no longer in       Club
                                                                                                                                                                    operation.
                                 Tennis                  Five grass courts and four artificial courts of good   Sustain court quality.                                                  LTA                         L          L
                                                         quality.                                                                                                                       Club
           42     St Mary's      Football    School      One good poor quality mini 7v7 pitch which is          Sustain pitch quality and
                  Hampton CE                             unavailable for community use.                         retain for school use (there is
                  Primary                                                                                       no community demand for                                                 FA         Local Site       L          L      Protect
                  School                                                                                        this pitch type).                                                      School

                                 Tennis                  Two good quality macadam tennis courts which are       Sustain court quality and                                               LTA                         L          L
                                                         unavailable.                                           retain for school use. The                                             School
                                                                                                                courts are now available for
                                                                                                                community use.
           58     Teddington     Cricket    University   One good quality and one standard quality grass        Sustain good quality square                                           University     Key            L          L       Protect
                  Lock Playing                           cricket square, each hosting eight grass wickets.      through appropriate                                                     ECB         Centre                            Enhance
                  Fields                                 Spare capacity at peak time of 0.5 match               maintenance.
                                                         equivalent sessions on each square.                    Look to improve quality of the                                                                      S          L
                                                                                                                standard square through an
                                                                                                                enhanced maintenance
                                                                                                                regime.

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           Site   Site             Sport     Manage-   Current status                                          Recommended actions                Actions taken           Issues raised   Partners        Site      Timescales1   Cost2     Aim
            ID                                ment                                                                                                 (Jan 2021)               (Jan 2021)                 hierarchy
                                                                                                                                                                                                          tier
                                  Football             Three good quality adult pitches overplayed by one      Sustain pitch quality through     The FF would                                FA                         L          L
                                                       match equivalent session.                               an appropriate maintenance        also be                                  University
                                                                                                               regime.                           interested in a
                                                                                                                                                 3G project if this
                                                                                                                                                 is viable from a
                                                                                                                                                 planning
                                                                                                                                                 perspective and
                                                                                                                                                 the facility would
                                                                                                                                                 gain approval
                                                                                                                                                 for floodlights.
                                                                                                               Alleviate overplay by the                                                                                S          L
                                                                                                               transferal of demand to sites
                                                                                                               with spare capacity.
                                   AGP                 One standard quality floodlit full size sand-based      Sustain quality and protect                                                 England                      L          L
                                                       AGP predominantly used by NPL and Teddington            pitch as a hockey suitable                                                  Hockey
                                                       Lock hockey clubs and St Mary’s University. The         surface.                                                                   University
                                                       pitch was installed in 2007.                            Consider imminent                                                                                        S          M
                                                                                                               resurfacing to protect quality
                                                                                                               and ensure a sinking fund is
                                                                                                               in place for sustainability.
                                  Rugby                One standard quality senior pitch that is overplayed    Improve quality to alleviate                                               University                    S         L/M
                                  Union                by one match session. Used as off-site provision by     overplay, or consider creation                                               RFU
                                                       St Mary’s University teams as well as for training by   of a second pitch on site as
                                                       Harlequin Amateur RFC.                                  part of the University’s master
                                                                                                               planning.
           59     Teddington       Sand      Council   Two good quality full size sand-based AGPs one of       Sustain quality and protect                                                England        Key            L          L       Protect
                  Sports Centre    AGP                 which is floodlit. The floodlit pitch was refurbished   each pitch as a hockey                                                     Hockey        Centre                            Enhance
                                                       in 2014 and the pitch without floodlights was           suitable surface.
                                                       installed in 2011. Pitches are used primarily by        Ensure a sinking fund is in                                                                             M/L         H
                                                       Teddington HC. The pitch without floodlights has        place for eventual
                                                       limited availability, partly due to football demand     refurbishment for both
                                                       and partly as a result of a lack of lighting.           pitches.
                                                                                                               Explore options to floodlit                            .                                                 S          M
                                                                                                               second AGP.
                                                                                                               Explore options to remove                                                                                M          L
                                                                                                               football activity by utilising
                                                                                                               more suitable sites,
                                                                                                               particularly if/when the 3G
                                                                                                               stock increases.
                                  Tennis      LTA      Three macadam tennis courts of good quality.            Sustain court quality.

           67     Holly Road      Football   Council   One good quality mini 5v5 pitch which has spare         Sustain pitches quality                                                       FA        Local Site       L          L      Protect
                  Recreation                           capacity of one match equivalent session at peak        through appropriate
                  Ground                               time.                                                   maintenance.
                                                                                                               Alleviate overplayed sites with                                                                          S          L
                                                                                                               available spare capacity.
           69     Kings Field     Cricket     Club     Two standard quality squares. One square hosts 12       Review quality issues in an                                                  ECB        Local Site       L          L       Protect
                                                       grass wickets with the other square hosting six         attempt to improve quality to                                                                                              Enhance
                                                       grass wickets. Both are played to capacity at peak      good.
                                                       time.
                                  Football             Three adult, one mini 7v7 and two mini 5v5 pitches      Sustain pitches quality           Has not                                     FA                         L          L
                                                       all of which are good quality. The adult and mini       through appropriate               received an
                                                       5v5 pitches have spare capacity at peak time            maintenance.                      RPA visit.

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           Site   Site            Sport     Manage-   Current status                                         Recommended actions              Actions taken     Issues raised   Partners      Site      Timescales1   Cost2    Aim
            ID                               ment                                                                                              (Jan 2021)         (Jan 2021)               hierarchy
                                                                                                                                                                                              tier
                                                      whereas the mini 7v7 pitch is played to capacity.      Seek to utilise actual spare                                                                   S          L
                                                      Adult pitches are solely used by youth 11v11           capacity through the transfer
                                                      teams.                                                 of demand from overplayed
                                                                                                             sites.
                                                                                                             Reconfigure pitches to better                                                                  S          L
                                                                                                             accommodate youth 11v11
                                                                                                             demand.
                                 Tennis     Council   Two good quality macadam courts.                       Sustain court quality through    Was gated in                        LTA                       S          L
                                                                                                             appropriate maintenance.         Dec 2020 and
                                                                                                             Explore options to install       now using solar                                               M          L
                                                                                                             LTA’s access system.             power

           77     The Lensbury   Tennis      Sports   Eight macadam, four clay, four artificial and three    Sustain court quality through                                       LTA       Local Site       L          L      Protect
                  Club                        Club    grass courts all of which are good quality. Only the   appropriate maintenance.                                            Club
                                                      macadam courts are floodlit.
           83     Grove           Bowls     Council   One good quality green accessed by Teddington          Sustain green quality.                                              Bowls     Local Site       L          L      Protect
                  Gardens                             Bowling Club.                                                                                                             England
           89     Hampton        Football   Council   One standard quality adult pitch basic quality adult   Seek to utilise actual spare     Has had an                          FA       Local Site       L          L      Protect
                  Common                              pitch (as per PQS rating from RPA visit) with spare    capacity through the transfer    RPA visit
                                                      capacity of one match equivalent session at peak       of demand from overplayed
                                                      time.                                                  sites.
           92     Teddington     Tennis      Sports   Three macadam and three artificial courts all of       Sustain quality.                                                    LTA       Local Site       L          L      Protect
                  Lawn Tennis                 Club    which are good quality. All but one artificial court                                                                       Club
                  Club                                are floodlit.
           94     Lensbury At    3G AGP     Private   One floodlit smaller sized 3G pitch which is           Sustain quality and retain for                                       FA       Local Site       L          L      Protect
                  Teddington                          available for community use.                           current use.
                  Lock                                                                                       Ensure a sinking fund is in                                                                    L          L
                                                                                                             place for eventual
                                                                                                             refurbishment.

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           RICHMOND AREA

           Site by site action plan

                Site   Site             Sport      Manage-     Current status                                          Recommended actions              Actions taken    Issues raised   Partners      Site      Timescales3   Cost     Aim
                                                    ment                                                                                                 (Jan 2021)                                 hierarchy                   4
                 ID                                                                                                                                                        (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                                       tier
                 1     Barn Elms       Football      Trust     Five adult, two youth 9v9, three mini 7v7 and two       Sustain quality through         RPA has visited                     FA        Hub site        L          L      Protect
                       Playing                                 mini 5v5 pitches assessed as good quality (as per       appropriate maintenance.        the site and                       Trust                                       Enhance
                       Fields                                  PQS rating from RPA visit). The adult pitches are                                       assessed its                                                                   Provide
                                                               overplayed by four match equivalent sessions and                                        quality
                                                               the youth 9v9 pitches are played to capacity. The       Alleviate overplay of adult                                                                   S          L
                                                               mini 7v7 pitches are played to capacity at peak time,   pitches through transfer of
                                                               whereas actual spare capacity exists on the mini 5v5    play to sites with spare
                                                               pitches. The adult pitches are used to accommodate      capacity.
                                                               some youth 11v11 demand.                                Consider pitch                                                                                S          L
                                                                                                                       reconfiguration of one of the
                                                                                                                       adult pitches to better
                                                                                                                       accommodate youth 11v11
                                                                                                                       demand.
                                                                                                                       Consider increasing                                                                           M          M
                                                                                                                       changing room provision
                                                                                                                       given the high number of
                                                                                                                       pitches on site.
                                        Cricket                Two grass cricket squares, one with eight wickets       Review quality issues in an                                        ECB                        S          L
                                                               and an NTP and one with just eight wickets, plus two    attempt to improve quality to                                      Trust
                                                               standalone NTPs. All assessed as standard quality.      good.
                                                               The grass wicket squares are played to capacity at
                                                               peak time.
                                        Rugby                  Two good quality senior pitches that are used by        Sustain quality through                                            RFU                        L          L
                                                               London French and Barnes rugby clubs. Both are          appropriate maintenance.                                           Trust
                                                               played to capacity at peak time.
                                        Tennis                 Six good quality macadam courts.                        Sustain court quality.                                             LTA                        L          L
                                                                                                                                                                                          Trust
                 3     Barnes          Football     Council    One adult pitch assessed as good quality. Played to     Sustain Improve quality         RPA has visited                     FA       Local site       L          L      Protect
                       Common                                  capacity at peak time. One adult pitch assessed as      through appropriate             the site and                                                                   Enhance
                                                               poor quality (as per PQS rating from RPA visit).        maintenance.                    assessed its
                                                               Played to capacity at peak time.                                                        quality
                                        Cricket                A good quality square with eight grass wickets.         Retain actual spare capacity                                       ECB                        L          L
                                                               Actual spare capacity exists as it is unused at peak    to accommodate any future
                                                               time. Barnes CC reports that changing                   demand.
                                                               accommodation is poor quality.                          Sustain quality through                                                                       L          L
                                                                                                                       appropriate maintenance.
                                                                                                                       Explore options to improve                                                                    S          M
                                                                                                                       changing facilities.
                 5     Barnes           Cricket     Private    A good quality square with 14 grass wickets. Played     Sustain quality through                                            ECB       Local site       L          L     Protect
                       Sports Club                             to capacity at peak time.                               appropriate maintenance.
                                        Tennis                 Three good quality macadam courts.                      Sustain court quality.                                              LTA                       L          L

           3   Timescales: (S) -Short (1-2 years); (M) - Medium (3-5 years); (L) - Long (6+ years).
           4   (L) -Low - less than £50k; (M) -Medium - £50k-£250k; (H) -High £250k and above.

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           Site   Site            Sport     Manage-   Current status                                            Recommended actions               Actions taken       Issues raised     Partners      Site      Timescales3   Cost     Aim
                                             ment                                                                                                  (Jan 2021)                                      hierarchy                   4
            ID                                                                                                                                                          (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                                      tier
           11     Christ’s       Football    School   A standard quality adult pitch that is available to the   Consider reconfiguring pitch     Community                               FA        Local site       S          L      Protect
                  School                              community but unused.                                     to accommodate and attract       agreement has                          School                                       Enhance
                                                                                                                youth 11v11 demand as this       been updated                                                                        Provide
                                                                                                                will also be more suited to
                                                                                                                school use.
                                 Cricket              A good quality square with eight grass wickets.           Sustain quality through                                                  ECB                        L          L
                                                      Played to capacity at peak time by Richmond CC.           appropriate maintenance.                                                School

                                 Rugby                A poor quality pitch unused by the community despite      Improve pitch quality for                                                RFU                        S          L
                                                      availability.                                             school use.                                                             School
                                 Tennis               Four standard quality courts.                             Sustain courts to a sufficient                                           LTA                        L          L
                                                                                                                standard for school use.                                                School
           15     Grey Court     Football   School    One adult, two youth 9v9, three mini 5v5 and one          Sustain pitch quality through                                             FA         Key            S          L     Protect
                  School                              mini 7v7 pitch assessed as good quality. The adult        appropriate maintenance.                                                School      centre                           Provide
                                                      pitch is overplayed by 1.5 match equivalent sessions,     Transfer demand from the                                                                            S          L
                                                      whereas actual spare capacity existing on the youth       adult pitch to pitches with
                                                      9v9. All remaining pitches are played to capacity at      actual spare capacity.
                                                      peak time. Adult pitch is used solely by youth 11v11      Reconfigure adult pitch to                                                                          S          L
                                                      teams.                                                    better accommodate youth
                                                                                                                11v11 demand.
                                                                                                                Provide security of tenure to                                                                       S          L
                                                                                                                club users through
                                                                                                                community use agreements.
                                 Rugby                A standard quality senior pitch that is unused by the     Sustain quality for school use                                           RFU                        L          L
                                                      community despite availability.                           and retain community                                                    School
                                                                                                                availability should club based
                                                                                                                demand exist in the future.
                                 Tennis               Four good quality macadam courts that are used by         Sustain quality.                                                         LTA                        L          L
                                                      Ham & Petersham Tennis Club.                                                                                                      School
                                                                                                                Provide the Club with                                                                               S          L
                                                                                                                security of tenure.

           16     Ham Playing    Football    Trust    One adult, one youth 11v11, two youth 9v9, one mini       Sustain quality through                                                   FA       Local site       L          L     Protect
                  Fields                              7v7 and one mini 5v5 pitch all assessed as standard       appropriate maintenance.                                                 Trust
                                                      quality. The adult and youth 11v11 pitches have           Seek to utilise actual spare                                                                        L          L
                                                      actual spare capacity, whereas the remaining pitch        capacity through the transfer
                                                      types are played to capacity at peak time.                of play from overplayed sites
                                                                                                                or via future demand.

                                 3G AGP               Three smaller sized 3G pitches with floodlighting.        Retain pitches for                                                       Trust                      L          L
                                                                                                                recreational use.
           25     Holy Trinity    Sand      School    A smaller sized sand-based AGP that is available to       Retain for continued school                                             School     Local site       L          L     Protect
                  CE Primary      AGP                 the community but not floodlit.                           use and any recreational
                  School                                                                                        summer use.
                  Ham            Football             Two 9v9 and one 7v7 pitches which has the PQS             Improve quality through          The Grounds          Note: This site              Local site       L          L      Protect
                  Riverside                           rating of Poor                                            appropriate maintenance.         Management           was previously                                                 Enhance
                                                                                                                                                 Association          omitted from
                                                                                                                                                 conducted a site     the table.
                                                                                                                                                 visit in September
                                                                                                                                                 2020.

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           Site   Site           Sport     Manage-     Current status                                           Recommended actions                  Actions taken         Issues raised     Partners      Site      Timescales3   Cost     Aim
                                            ment                                                                                                      (Jan 2021)                                        hierarchy                   4
            ID                                                                                                                                                               (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                                           tier
           27     Kew Cricket   Cricket      Club      A standard quality square with 12 grass wickets that     Review quality issues in an                                                   ECB       Local site       S          L      Protect
                  Club                                 is played to capacity at peak time.                      attempt to improve quality to                                                 Club                                        Enhance
                                                                                                                good.
           28     King          Football   Council     Three standard quality adult pitches that are            Alleviate overplay through          RPA has visited                            FA         Key            S         L/M     Protect
                  Georges                              overplayed by one match equivalent session. Used         improving quality or via the        the site and                                         centre                           Enhance
                  Field                                by some youth 11v11 teams. Three basic quality           transfer of demand to a site        assessed its                                                                          Provide
                                                       adult pitches that are overplayed by one match           with actual spare capacity.         quality
                                                       equivalent session (as per PQS rating from RPA           Consider reconfiguring one                                                                               S          L
                                                       visit). Used by some youth 11v11 teams.                  of the pitches for youth
                                                                                                                11v11 demand.
                                Cricket                Two standard quality squares that both contain six       Review quality issues in an                                                   ECB                        S          L
                                                       wickets. Both squares are played to capacity by Ham      attempt to improve quality to
                                                       & Petersham CC after Richmond CC cease use of            good.
                                                       the site to transfer to Christ’s School.                 Ensure no additional play                                                                                L          L
                                                                                                                takes place in order to avoid
                                                                                                                future overplay.
                                                                                                                Consider installation of an                                                                              S          L
                                                                                                                NTP so that junior demand
                                                                                                                can transfer away from the
                                                                                                                grass wickets, thus creating
                                                                                                                spare capacity.
                                Tennis                 Four standard quality macadam courts.                    Maintain LTA’s access               It was resurfaced                          LTA                       S          L
                                                                                                                system                              and gated using
                                                                                                                                                    solar power in
                                                                                                                                                    Nov 2019
           36     North Sheen   Football   Council     One adult and one mini 5v5 pitch assessed as good        Alleviate overplay of adult                                                    FA         Key            S          L      Protect
                  Recreation                           quality and two youth 9v9 and two mini 7v7 pitches       pitch through the transfer of                                                            centre                           Enhance
                  Ground                               assessed as standard. The adult and youth 9v9            youth 11v11 demand to a
                                                       pitches are overplayed, whereas spare capacity           dedicated youth 11v11 pitch.
                                                       exists on the mini pitches. The adult pitch is used by   Alleviate overplay of youth                                                                              S         L/M
                                                       a youth 11v11 team.                                      9v9 pitch either through
                                                                                                                improving pitch quality or via
                                                       9v9, 7v7 and 5v5 pitches PQS rated as poor from the      the transfer of demand.
                                                       RPA visit. 11v11 pitch not assessed.
           38     Old Deer      Football    Crown      Two good quality basic quality (as per PQS rating        Seek to utilise spare capacity      RPA has visited        It appears to       FA         Key            S          L      Protect
                  Park                     Estates /   from RPA visit) adult pitches that have actual spare     to alleviate overplay at other      the site and           be 4 adult        Crown       centre                           Enhance
                                           Council     capacity amounting to one match equivalent session.      sites or through future             assessed its           pitches (from a   Estates                                      Provide
                                                       Poor quality changing rooms, although plans are in       demand.                             quality                Council Officer
                                                       place for improvement.                                                                                              visit)
                                                                                                                Improve changing facilities.                                                                             S          M

                                Cricket                There are two NTP. The Council is in discussions         Maintain the NTP and ensure                                                   ECB                        L          L
                                                       with the ECB over the creation of an additional          site is of sufficient quality for                                             LMS
                                                       wicket. Potential LMS site.                              LMS use and growth                                                           Crown
                                                                                                                                                                                             Estates
                                Rugby                  Two standard quality senior pitches used by Arioch       Utilise spare capacity to           One pitch is now                          RFU                        L          L
                                                       Crusaders and London Welsh Amateurs rugby clubs.         accommodate any club                flood lit to 100 lux                     Crown
                                                       Spare capacity exists on both pitches.                   growth.                             standard.                                Estates
                                                                                                                Ensure changing room                                                                                     S          M
                                                                                                                improvements cater for rugby
                                                                                                                demand.
                                Tennis                 Five good quality macadam courts.                        Sustain quality through                                                        LTA                       L          L
                                                                                                                appropriate maintenance.

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           Site   Site           Sport     Manage-   Current status                                            Recommended actions                 Actions taken    Issues raised    Partners      Site     Timescales3   Cost     Aim
                                            ment                                                                                                    (Jan 2021)                                  hierarchy                  4
            ID                                                                                                                                                        (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   tier
                                                                                                               Explore options to install                                            Crown                      S          M
                                                                                                               LTA’s access control system                                           Estates
                                                                                                               and explore options to
                                                                                                               provide (telescopic)
                                                                                                               floodlighting (if planning can
                                                                                                               be approved). Maintain LTA
                                                                                                               access control system and
                                                                                                               floodlighting
           39     Old Deer      Cricket     Club     A standard quality square with 16 grass wickets that      Review quality issues in an                                            ECB         Key           S          L      Protect
                  Park                               played to capacity at peak time by Richmond CC.           attempt to improve quality to                                          Club       centre                          Enhance
                  Partnership                                                                                  good.
                                Rugby                Two senior pitches and one mini pitch assessed as         Explore creation of additional                                         RFU                       S          M
                                                     standard quality. Used by London Welsh RFC. The           changing facilities.                                                   Club
                                                     senior pitches are both overplayed by one match           Alleviate overplay by                                                                            S         L/M
                                                     equivalent sessions, whereas the mini pitch is played     improving quality to good,
                                                     to capacity. Capacity of changing facilities is an        preferably via additional
                                                     issue.                                                    floodlighting.
                                                                                                               Alternatively, transfer training                                                                 S          L
                                                                                                               demand off-site, potentially to
                                                                                                               a World Rugby compliant 3G
                                                                                                               pitch.
                                 Bowls               A good quality bowling green that is used by Mid          Sustain quality.                                                       Bowls                     L          L
                                                     Surrey Bowling Club.                                                                                                            England
                                                                                                                                                                                      Club
                                Tennis               Four good quality macadam courts, three artificial        Sustain court quality.                                                  LTA                      L          L
                                                     courts (floodlit) and six grass courts. Used by                                                                                  Club
                                                     Richmond Lawn TC.
           44     Palewell      Football   Council   Three adult, one youth 9v9 and four mini 7v7 pitches      Sustain Improve quality            RPA has visited                      FA         Key           L          L      Protect
                  Common                             assessed as good quality poor quality (as per PQS         through appropriate                the site and                                   centre                          Enhance
                                                     rating from RPA visit). All of the pitches have actual    maintenance.                       assessed its                                                                   Provide
                                                     spare capacity. The adult pitches are used by some                                           quality
                                                     youth 11v11 teams.                                        Consider pitch                                                                                   S          L
                                                                                                               reconfiguration of one of the
                                                                                                               adult pitches to better
                                                                                                               accommodate youth 11v11
                                                                                                               teams.
                                                                                                               Utilise spare capacity for the                                                                   S          L
                                                                                                               transfer of play from
                                                                                                               overplayed sites or via future
                                                                                                               demand.
                                Cricket              A good quality square with eight grass wickets.           Sustain quality through                                                ECB                       L          L
                                                     Played to capacity at peak time.                          appropriate maintenance.
                                Tennis               Four macadam courts, two of which are assessed as         Improve poor quality courts                          There are now      LTA                      M          L
                                                     good quality and two of which are assessed as poor        and then explore options to                          issues with
                                                     quality.                                                  install LTA’s access control                         subsidence
                                                                                                               system.                                              and courts are
                                                                                                                                                                    now poor
                                                                                                                                                                    quality
           45     Richmond      Rugby      Crown     Seven standard quality senior pitches used by             Alleviate overplay of match                                            RFU         Key           S         L/M     Protect
                  Athletic                 Estates   Richmond, London Scottish and Kew Occasionals             pitches through improving                                                         centre                          Enhance
                  Ground                             rugby clubs. Four of the pitches are floodlit. Three of   quality.

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           Site   Site            Sport     Manage-   Current status                                             Recommended actions               Actions taken    Issues raised    Partners      Site      Timescales3   Cost     Aim
                                             ment                                                                                                   (Jan 2021)                                  hierarchy                   4
            ID                                                                                                                                                        (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   tier
                                                      the pitches are overplayed by one match equivalent         Alleviate overplay of training                                      Crown      (potential       S          H     Provide
                                                      sessions, whilst the training pitch is overplayed by 16    pitch through the creation                                          Estates     hub site)
                                                      match equivalent sessions. Plans are in place for a        and use of at least one World                                        Club
                                                      redevelopment that will result in the creation of two      Rugby complaint 3G pitch.
                                                      full size 3G pitches. A shortage of changing rooms is      Ensure any 3G development                                                                       S          L
                                                      noted. The clubs are trying to acquire the site on a       adheres to RFU
                                                      long-term lease.                                           specifications and ensure a
                                                                                                                 sinking fund is in place for
                                                                                                                 long-term sustainability.
                                                                                                                 Support the clubs’ in their                                                                     S          L
                                                                                                                 aspiration to acquire a long-
                                                                                                                 term lease as this will help
                                                                                                                 with funding opportunities.
                                                                                                                 Support plans to improve                                                                        S          M
                                                                                                                 changing facilities.
           46     Richmond       Rugby       Royal    Three standard quality senior pitches that are all         Ensure no additional play                                            RFU       Local site       L          L     Protect
                  Park                       Parks    operating at capacity from use by Rosslyn Park RFC.        takes place without quality                                          Royal
                                                                                                                 improvements to avoid future                                         Parks
                                                                                                                 overplay.
           48     Rocks Lane     Football   Private   One youth 9v9, one mini 7v7 and one mini 5v5 pitch         Ensure appropriate                                                    FA       Local site       L          L     Protect
                  Multi Sports                        assessed as good quality. All of the pitches are           maintenance to sustain
                  Centre                              played to capacity at peak time.                           quality.
                                 3G AGP               Two smaller sized 3G pitches that are floodlit.            Retain for recreational use.                                           -                        L          L

                                  Sand                A smaller sized sand-based AGPs that is floodlit.          Retain for recreational use.                                           -                        L          L
                                  AGP
                                 Tennis               Six good quality artificial courts that are floodlit.      Sustain court quality.                                                LTA                       L          L

           49     Sheen          Football   Council   A standard quality adult pitch basic quality adult pitch   Utilise actual spare capacity    RPA has visited                      FA         Key            L          L      Protect
                  Common                              (as per PQS rating from RPA visit) with actual spare       to accommodate demand            the site and                                   centre                           Enhance
                                                      capacity amounting to one match equivalent session.        from overplayed sites or via     assessed its
                                                                                                                 future demand.                   quality
                                 Cricket              A standard quality square with nine grass wickets          Review quality issues in an                                          ECB                        S          L
                                                      and an NTP. Played to capacity at peak time by             attempt to improve quality to                                        Club
                                                      Sheen Park CC. Accompanied by poor quality                 good.
                                                      changing facilities.                                       Explore options to improve                                                                      S          M
                                                                                                                 changing facilities.

                                  Bowls               A good quality bowling green used by Sheen                 Sustain quality.                                                     Bowls                      L          L
                                                      Common Bowling Club.                                                                                                           England
                                                                                                                                                                                      Club
                                 Tennis               Four good quality macadam courts.                          Sustain quality and maintain                                          LTA                       S          L
                                                                                                                 the LTA access control
                                                                                                                 system
           50     Shene           Sand      Council   A full size sand-based AGP that is used at or close to     Imminent resurfacing                               Resurfacing is   England      Key            S          M     Protect
                  Sports and      AGP                 capacity by Barnes HC. It has reached the end of its       required to ensure site                            required.        Hockey      centre
                  Fitness                             lifespan having been installed in 2005.                    continues to be suitable for                                        School
                  Centre                                                                                         competitive hockey fixtures.
                                                                                                                 Retain as hockey suitable.                                                                      L          L
                                                                                                                 Ensure a sinking fund is in                                                                     L          L
                                                                                                                 place for long-term
                                                                                                                 sustainability.

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           Site   Site            Sport     Manage-     Current status                                          Recommended actions              Actions taken       Issues raised   Partners      Site      Timescales3   Cost     Aim
                                             ment                                                                                                 (Jan 2021)                                    hierarchy                   4
            ID                                                                                                                                                         (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                                   tier
           61     The             Sand      School      Two smaller sized sand-based AGP, one of which is       Retain for continued school                                          School     Local site       L          L     Protect
                  Harrodian       AGP                   floodlit and available to the community, the other of   and recreational use.
                  School                                which is neither.
                                 Tennis                 Four good quality artificial courts.                    Sustain quality for school                                            LTA       Local site       L          L     Protect
                                                                                                                use.                                                                 School
           63     The Swedish    3G AGP     School      A smaller sized 3G pitch that is neither available to   Retain for continued school                                          School     Local site       L          L     Protect
                  School                                the community nor floodlit.                             use.

           57     St Richards    Football   School      A poor quality mini 7v7 pitch that is unused by the     Improve pitch quality for                                             FA        Local site       S          L      Protect
                  Primary                               community despite being available.                      school use and review                                                School                                       Enhance
                  School                                                                                        community use options to
                                                                                                                see if this attracts demand.
           72     Ham            Cricket    Council /   A standard quality square with eight grass wickets      Review quality issues in an                                           ECB       Local site       S          L      Protect
                  Common                     Club       that is used to capacity at peak time by Ham &          attempt to improve quality to                                         Club                                        Enhance
                                                        Petersham CC.                                           good.
                                                                                                                Consider establishing long-                                                                      S          L
                                                                                                                term lease with Ham &
                                                                                                                Petersham CC.
           73     Richmond       Cricket    Council     A standard quality square with ten grass wickets that   Review quality issues in an                                           ECB       Local site       S          L      Protect
                  Green                                 is used to capacity at peak time.                       attempt to improve quality to                                                                                     Enhance
                                                                                                                good.
           74     Stag Brewery   Football   Private     Two good quality adult pitches that are used by         Mitigate any permanent loss     FF to review this                      FA       Local site       S         M/H    Protect
                                                        Barnes Eagles FC for youth 11v11 demand. Actual         through replacement             with the Borough
                                                        spare capacity is discounted due to unsecure tenure     provision of an equal or        – this is close to
                                                        as the site is proposed for development.                better quantity and quality     the Dukes
                                                                                                                given local shortfalls.         Meadow area
                                                                                                                                                where there are
                                                                                                                                                x2 new 3Gs
                                                                                                                                                planned – one is
                                                                                                                                                being built now.
                                                                                                                Reconfigure pitches to better
                                                                                                                accommodate youth 11v11
                                                                                                                demand.
           76     Suffolk Road   Cricket    Council     A standalone NTP that is used by Barnes CC.             Retain for continued use and                                          ECB       Local site       L          L     Protect
                  Recreation                                                                                    ensure quality remains
                  Ground                                                                                        sufficient.
           78     Sheen Lawn     Tennis       Club      Three good quality macadam courts, one of which is      Sustain court quality.                                                LTA       Local site       L          L     Protect
                  Tennis and                            floodlit, and five clay courts.                                                                                               Club
                  Squash Club
           84     Barnes          Bowls       Club      A standard quality green.                               Retain green for continued                                            Bowls     Local site       L          L     Protect
                  Bowling Club                                                                                  use and explore options to                                           England                                      Provide
                                                                                                                improve quality to good.                                              Club
           85     North Sheen     Bowls       Club      A good quality green.                                   Sustain quality.                                                      Bowls     Local site       L          L     Protect
                  Bowls Club                                                                                                                                                         England
                                                                                                                                                                                      Club
           86     Priory Park    Tennis       Club      Three good quality macadam courts.                      Sustain quality.                                                       LTA      Local site       L          L     Protect
                  Bowls and                                                                                                                                                           Club
                  Tennis Club
           87     Westerley      Tennis     Council     Three good quality macadam courts.                      Sustain quality and maintain                                           LTA      Local site       L          L      Protect
                  Ware                                                                                          LTA access control system                                                                                         Enhance
           88     Pensford       Tennis       Club      Three good quality clay courts and three good quality   Sustain quality.                                                      LTA       Local site       L          L      Protect
                  Lawn Tennis                           artificial courts that are floodlit.                                                                                          Club
                  Club

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           Site   Site         Sport    Manage-   Current status                                          Recommended actions           Actions taken   Issues raised     Partners      Site      Timescales3   Cost     Aim
                                         ment                                                                                            (Jan 2021)                                  hierarchy                   4
            ID                                                                                                                                            (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                        tier
           93     East Sheen   3G AGP   School    A smaller sized 3G pitch that is neither available to   Retain for continued school                                      School    Local site       L          L     Protect
                  Primary                         the community nor floodlit.                             use.
                  School
                  River Lane   Tennis    Club     One macadam court in fair condition                     Explore opportunities for                     Will be           LTA Club   Local site       L          L      Protect
                  Tennis                                                                                  court development                             refurbished                                                    Enhance
                                                                                                                                                        this year.
                                                                                                                                                        Note: this site
                                                                                                                                                        was previously
                                                                                                                                                        omitted from
                                                                                                                                                        the table.

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           TWICKENHAM AREA

           Site by site action plan

                Site   Site                    Sport        Manage-      Current status               Recommended actions             Actions taken     Issues raised   Partners      Site     Timescales5   Cost     Aim
                                                             ment                                                                      (Jan 2021)                                  hierarchy                  6
                 ID                                                                                                                                       (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                      tier
                24     Heathfield              Football      Council     Two standard quality         Improve changing facilities.                                        FA         Local         S          M      Protect
                       Recreation Ground                                 adult pitches 1 x 11v11,     Explore asset transfer.         RPA has visited                    ECB                       M          L     Enhance
                                                                         1 x 9v9, 1 x 7v7 and 1 x                                     the site and
                                                                         5v5 pitch rated as basic                                     assessed its
                                                                         (as per PQS rating from                                      quality
                                                                         RPA visit) currently used
                                                                         by Whitton Wanderers
                                                                         FC. Serviced by poor
                                                                         quality changing
                                                                         facilities.
                29     Kneller Gardens         Football      Council     One youth 9v9, one mini      Explore asset transfer to       RPA has visited                     FA         Local         S          L      Protect
                                                                         7v7 and one mini 5v5         Twickenham Tigers FC via        the site and                                                                  Enhance
                                                                         pitch all assessed as        a long-term lease               assessed its
                                                                         standard quality basic       agreement.                      quality
                                                                         quality (as per PQS
                                                                         rating from RPA visit).
                                                                         Actual spare capacity
                                                                         exists on the youth 9v9
                                                                         pitch, whilst the mini
                                                                         pitches are played to
                                                                         capacity at peak time.
                                                                         Used solely by
                                                                         Twickenham Tigers FC.
                                                Tennis        Club       Three very poor              Explore opportunities for       The courts were                     LTA                      S          L      Protect
                                                             Council     excellent quality courts     court improvement.              re-surfaced and                                                               Enhance
                                                                         that are without                                             gated using
                                                                         floodlighting. Owned by                                      solar power in
                                                                         Council                                                      November 2020

                32     Marble Hill Park        Football     English      Four adult, one youth        Ensure appropriate                                                  FA         Key           L          L      Protect
                                                            Heritage     9v9, one mini 7v7 and        maintenance to sustain                                            English     centre                          Enhance
                                                                         one mini 5v5 pitch all       quality and seek                                                  Heritage
                                                                         assessed as standard         improvements where
                                                                         quality. The adult           possible.
                                                                         pitches have 3.5 match       Explore demand of re-                                                                        S          L
                                                                         equivalent sessions of       configuring an adult pitch to
                                                                         actual spare capacity,       better accommodate youth
                                                                         whereas the other pitch      11v11 demand.
                                                                         types are played to          Improve changing facilities.                                                                 S          M
                                                                         capacity at peak time.
                                                                         Adult pitch used by
                                                                         youth 11v11 teams.
                                                                         Accompanied by poor
                                                                         quality changing
                                                                         facilities, although a
                                                                         masterplan is in place
                                                                         for improvement.

           5   Timescales: (S) -Short (1-2 years); (M) - Medium (3-5 years); (L) - Long (6+ years).
           6   (L) -Low - less than £50k; (M) -Medium - £50k-£250k; (H) -High £250k and above.

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           Site   Site                  Sport      Manage-   Current status              Recommended actions             Actions taken          Issues raised      Partners      Site     Timescales5   Cost     Aim
                                                    ment                                                                  (Jan 2021)                                          hierarchy                  6
            ID                                                                                                                                    (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                 tier
                                         Cricket             A standalone NTP used       Maintain quality for                                                       ECB                       L          L
                                                             for LMS.                    continued LMS activity and                                                 LMS
                                                                                         ensure it can accommodate                                                 English
                                                                                         reasonable growth.                                                        Heritage
                                         Rugby               Two standard quality        Sustain quality for                                                        RFU                       L          L
                                                             senior pitches used by      continued club use.                                                       English
                                                             Thamesians RFC.             Improve changing facilities.                                              Heritage                   S          M
                                                             Actual spare capacity
                                                             identified. Poor quality
                                                             changing.
                                         Tennis              Two good poor quality       Sustain quality.                                   .                       LTA                       L          L
                                                             macadam courts.                                                                                       English
                                                                                                                                                                   Heritage
           34     Moormead              Football   Council   A good poor quality         Sustain Improve quality        The FF have                                  FA         Local         L          L     Protect
                  Recreation Ground                          adult pitch that is used    through appropriate            commented                                                                              Provide
                                                             solely by youth 11v11       maintenance.                   back to SE on
                                                             demand. Actual spare                                       this planning
                                                             capacity amounting to                                      application
                                                             one match equivalent                                       along with the
                                                             session remains as it is                                   ECB – A
                                                             unused during the peak                                     request for the
                                                             period.                                                    project to review
                                                                                                                        the proposals is
                                                             This site was visited as                                   the message –
                                                             part of the GMA RPA                                        both NGBs
                                                             visit programme - the                                      would prefer to
                                                             RPA noted the site as                                      see changing
                                                             housing a 7v7 pitch due                                    rooms provided
                                                             to that size pitch being                                   due to the site
                                                             marked. The Pitch                                          housing an
                                                             Finder and therefore                                       Adult pitch. This
                                                             Active Places note this                                    was more of an
                                                             as an adult size pitch                                     issue for the
                                                             and this informed the                                      ECB as for
                                                             MOU comments noted                                         football, the
                                                             in the update section.                                     main use of the
                                                                                                                        site is for youth
                                                                                                                        football.
                                                                                         Re-configure pitch to better                                                                         S          L
                                                                                         accommodate youth 11v11
                                                                                         demand.
                                         Tennis              Four poor quality           Improve court quality.                             Tennis courts are        LTA                      S          L      Protect
                                                             macadam courts.                                                                to be refurbished                                                  Enhance
                                                                                                                                            later this year

                                                                                         Explore options to install                         The LTA access                                    M          L
                                                                                         LTA’s access system.                               system will be
                                                                                                                                            installed as part of
                                                                                                                                            this refurbishment
                                         Cricket             A standalone NTP.           Sustain quality through                                                    ECB                       L          L     Protect
                                                                                         appropriate maintenance.
           43     Orleans Park School   Football   School    Two good quality adult      Sustain pitch quality                                                      FA          Local         L          L     Protect
                                                             pitches with actual spare   through appropriate                                                       School                                      Provide
                                                             capacity discounted due     maintenance.

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           Site   Site             Sport      Manage-   Current status               Recommended actions              Actions taken       Issues raised   Partners      Site      Timescales5   Cost     Aim
                                               ment                                                                    (Jan 2021)                                    hierarchy                   6
            ID                                                                                                                              (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                        tier
                                                        to unsecure tenure.          Provide security of tenure                                                                       S          L
                                                        Overmarked by rugby          and therefore actual spare
                                                        pitches. Used solely by      capacity through
                                                        youth 11v11 demand.          community use agreements
                                                                                     with club users.
                                                                                     Reconfigure pitches to                                                                           S          L
                                                                                     better accommodate youth
                                                                                     11v11 demand.
                                    Cricket             A standalone NTP that        Retain for school use.          There has been                        ECB                        L          L
                                                        is available to the                                          recent use by                        School
                                                        community but unused.                                        Twickenham
                                                                                                                     Cricket Club
                                    Rugby               Three standard quality       Retain for school use.                                                RFU                        L          L
                                                        senior pitches that are                                                                           School
                                                        available to the
                                                        community but unused.
                                                        Two are overmarked by
                                                        football pitches and
                                                        therefore not ideal for
                                                        club rugby use.
                                    Sand                Too narrow to                Retain for school use.                                               England                     L          L
                                    AGP                 accommodate                                                                                       Hockey
                                                        competitive senior                                                                                School
                                                        demand and without
                                                        floodlighting so not
                                                        suited for training
                                                        activity. Available to the
                                                        community but relatively
                                                        unused.
                                    Tennis              Three good quality           Sustain quality for school                                            LTA                        L          L
                                                        macadam courts.              use.                                                                 School
           47     Richmond-upon-   Football   College   A dual use pitch that        Ensure demand for the           It was discussed                       FA         Local          L          L      Protect
                  Thames College                        could be replaced by a       grass pitch can be              that the College                     College    (potential                        Enhance
                                                        proposal for the creation    accommodated on the 3G          are obliged to                                     key                            Provide
                                                        of two full size 3G          pitches if they are provided,   provide a                                        centre)
                                                        pitches. The aspirations     or transfer the demand          replacement
                                                        for the site as a whole      elsewhere.                      Grass pitch from
                                                        could, however, result in                                    an historical loss
                                                        a loss of playing field                                      to development
                                                        land.                                                        – this is yet to
                                                                                                                     occur. As such
                                                                                                                     there is currently
                                                                                                                     a loss one full
                                                                                                                     sized grass
                                                                                                                     pitch.

                                                                                     Ensure a robust business                                                                         M          H
                                                                                     plan is in place for the
                                                                                     creation of the 3G pitches
                                                                                     given that the FA model
                                                                                     does not identify any
                                                                                     shortfalls.

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           Site   Site                  Sport    Manage-      Current status             Recommended actions                 Actions taken   Issues raised   Partners        Site     Timescales5   Cost    Aim
                                                  ment                                                                        (Jan 2021)                                  hierarchy                  6
            ID                                                                                                                                 (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                             tier
                                         Rugby                                           Given the above,                                                      RFU                        M          L
                                                                                         encourage pitches to be                                              College
                                                                                         undergo World Rugby
                                                                                         registration to maximise
                                                                                         club rugby activity once
                                                                                         provided.
                                                                                         Should there be a loss of                                            College                     M          L
                                                                                         playing field land,
                                                                                         determine if mitigation is
                                                                                         sufficient. If it is not, replace
                                                                                         the lost provision elsewhere
                                                                                         within the locality.
           55     St Marys University    Rugby   University   Two senior rugby           Sustain quality of match                                              RFU          Key           L          L     Protect
                                                              pitches, one of which is   pitch through appropriate                                           University    centre                          Provide
                                                              assessed as good           maintenance.
                                                              quality and                Consider providing an                                                                            M          M
                                                              predominately used for     additional pitch as part of
                                                              matches, whereas the       the University’s master
                                                              other is assessed as       planning in order to
                                                              standard quality and       alleviate overplay.
                                                              predominately used for     Explore potential of
                                                              training. The training
                                                                                         installing a World Rugby
                                                              pitch is floodlit and      compliant 3G pitch.
                                                              overplayed, whilst the
                                                              match pitch is without
                                                              floodlighting and is
                                                              played to capacity at
                                                              peak time. Used by
                                                              Harlequin Amateurs
                                                              RFC as well as by
                                                              university teams.

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                Site   Site                      Sport       Manage      Current status                 Recommended actions          Actions taken     Issues raised      Partners      Site     Timescales7   Cost     Aim
                                                              ment                                                                    (Jan 2021)                                     hierarchy                  8
                 ID                                                                                                                                      (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                                        tier
                62     The Royal Military       Football     School      A standard quality adult       Sustain pitch quality                        Kneller Hall          FA          Local         L          L     Protect
                       School of Music                                   pitch that is played to        through appropriate                          Supplementary        School
                                                                         capacity.                      maintenance.                                 Planning
                                                                                                                                                     Document was
                                                                                                                                                     adopted 6 April
                                                                                                                                                     2020. This
                                                                                                                                                     provides guidance
                                                                                                                                                     for future
                                                                                                                                                     development on
                                                                                                                                                     the site The MoD
                                                                                                                                                     has now invited
                                                                                                                                                     buyers to put
                                                                                                                                                     forward bids to
                                                                                                                                                     purchase the site.
                                                                                                        Provide security of                                                                          S          L
                                                                                                        tenure for club users
                                                                                                        through community use
                                                                                                        agreements.
                                               Tennis        School      Two tennis courts              Explore the possibility of                   The current          School                     M          L     Protect
                                                                                                        community use of the                         ownership and
                                                                                                        site once the MoD have                       fencing has
                                               Rugby         School      One grass field                disposed of the site.                        understandably                                  M          L     Protect
                                                                                                                                                     limited community
                                                                                                                                                     use of the site.
                                               Cricket       School      One artificial cricket strip                                                                                                M          L     Protect

                64     Twickenham Cricket       Cricket        Club      A good quality square          Sustain quality through                                            ECB         Local         L          L      Protect
                       Club                                              with 12 grass wickets and      appropriate                                                        Club                                       Enhance
                                                                         an NTP. Leased to              maintenance.
                                                                         Twickenham CC, which           Ensure no additional                                                                         L          L
                                                                         has aspirations for            usage takes place on
                                                                         training provision to be       the grass wickets to
                                                                         installed. Played to           avoid future overplay.
                                                                         capacity.                      Support the Club in its                                                                      S          L
                                                                                                        aspirations for dedicated
                                                                                                        training facilities to be
                                                                                                        provided.
                65     Waldegrave School        Football     School      One youth 9v9, one mini        Alleviate overplay of                                              FA          Local         S          L     Protect
                                                                         7v7 and one mini 5v5           youth 9v9 pitch through                                           School
                                                                         pitches assessed as            improving quality or
                                                                         standard quality. The          through the transfer of
                                                                         youth 9v9 pitch is             demand to a site with
                                                                         overplayed by 0.5 match        actual spare capacity.
                                                                         equivalent sessions,           Provide community use                                                                        S          L
                                                                         whereas the mini pitches       agreements to club
                                                                         have spare capacity            users to improve
                                                                         discounted due to              security of tenure.
                                                                         unsecured tenure.

           7   Timescales: (S) -Short (1-2 years); (M) - Medium (3-5 years); (L) - Long (6+ years).
           8   (L) -Low - less than £50k; (M) -Medium - £50k-£250k; (H) -High £250k and above.

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           Site   Site                   Sport     Manage    Current status                  Recommended actions        Actions taken     Issues raised   Partners      Site     Timescales7   Cost     Aim
                                                    ment                                                                 (Jan 2021)                                  hierarchy                  8
            ID                                                                                                                              (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                        tier
                                        Tennis               Three good quality              Sustain quality for                                           LTA                       L          L
                                                             macadam courts.                 school use.                                                  School
           66     Whitton Sports and    Football   Counci    A good quality adult pitch      Sustain quality through    The site was                       FA          Key           L          L     Protect
                  Fitness Centre                             that is played to capacity      appropriate                tested on                                     centre
                                                             at peak time.                   maintenance.               27.08.20 (Valid
                                                                                                                        for 2 years)
                                        3G AGP               A full size floodlit 3G pitch   Ensure a sinking fund is   Tested                              FA                       L          L      Protect
                                                             that is operating close to      in place for eventual      18/08/2020                         RFU                                        Enhance
                                                             capacity. It is World           refurbishment.             (Valid for 3
                                                             Rugby compliant and FA                                     Seasons)
                                                             approved. Assessed as           Ensure FA testing every                                                                 S          L
                                                             good quality having been        three years and RFU
                                                             installed in 2010.              testing every two years
                                                                                             to retain compliance.
                                        Tennis     School    Three good quality              Sustain quality for                                           LTA                       L          L
                                                             macadam courts.                 school use.                                                  School
           70     Whitton Park Sports   Football    Trust    Two adult and two mini          Sustain quality through                                        FA         Local         L          L     Protect
                  Association                                7v7 pitches assessed as         appropriate                                                   Trust
                                                             good quality. Adult pitches     maintenance.
                                                             are overplayed by two           Alleviate overplay                                                                      S          L
                                                             match equivalent                through the transfer of
                                                             sessions due to being           youth 11v11 demand to
                                                             used by youth 11v11             dedicated youth 11v11
                                                             teams. The mini 7v7             pitches.
                                                             pitches are used to
                                                             capacity at peak time.
                                        Cricket              A standard quality square       Review issues in an                                           ECB                       S          L     Protect
                                                             with 13 grass wickets and       attempt to improve                                            Trust
                                                             an NTP. Played to               quality to good.
                                                             capacity at peak time by
                                                             Chiswick & Whitton CC.
                                        Rugby                Two standard quality            Sustain quality through                                       RFU                       S          L     Protect
                                        Union                senior pitches used by          appropriate                                                   Trust
                                                             Whitton Lions and CSSC          maintenance.
                                                             Barbarians rugby clubs.
                                                             Both pitches have actual
                                                             spare capacity at peak
                                                             time.
                                        Tennis               Two clay courts and two         Sustain court quality.                                         LTA                      S          L     Protect
                                                             grass courts.
           79     Radnor Gardens         Bowls     Council   A good quality green used       Sustain green quality.                                        Bowls       Local         L          L     Protect
                                                             by Strawberry Hill Bowling                                                                   England
                                                             Club.                                                                                         Club
           80     Cambridge Park         Bowls      Club     A good quality green.           Sustain green quality.                                        Bowls       Local         L          L     Protect
                  Bowling Club                                                                                                                            England
                                                                                                                                                           Club
           81     Cambridge Gardens     Tennis     Council   Four good quality               Ensure quality remains                                         LTA        Local         L          L     Protect
                                                             macadam courts that are         sufficient to
                                                             fitted with the LTA’s           accommodate
                                                             access control system.          recreational play.
                                                                                             Continue to monitor                                                                     L          L
                                                                                             demand through the
                                                                                             access control system.

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           Site   Site                  Sport     Manage    Current status             Recommended actions        Actions taken   Issues raised   Partners      Site     Timescales7   Cost     Aim
                                                   ment                                                            (Jan 2021)                                hierarchy                  8
            ID                                                                                                                      (Jan 2021)
                                                                                                                                                                tier
           82     York House Gardens   Tennis     Council   Four good quality          Maintain LTA access                                          LTA        Local         M          L      Protect
                                                            macadam courts.            system                                                                                                 Enhance
           90     Twickenham Tennis    Tennis      Club     Five good quality          Sustain court quality.                                      LTA         Local         L          L      Protect
                  Club                                      macadam courts.                                                                        Club
           91     David Lloyd          Tennis     Private   Nine good quality          Sustain court quality.                                      LTA         Local         L          L     Protect
                                                            macadam courts, five of
                                                            which are floodlit.
           96     Chase Bridge         Football   Council   A poor quality youth 9v9   Improve pitch quality to                                    FA          Local         S          L     Protect
                  Primary School                            pitch that is played to    better cater for school                                    School
                                                            capacity through school    usage.
                                                            usage. Unavailable for     Should quality improve                                                                M          L
                                                            community use.             to a reasonable
                                                                                       standard, revisit
                                                                                       community use options.

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           Appendix 1 – Extract of the Playing Pitch Strategy (pages 40-42)

           The identification of sites is based on their strategic importance in a Borough-wide context i.e.
           they accommodate the majority of demand or the recommended action has the greatest impact
           on addressing shortfalls identified either on a sport by sport basis or across the Council area as
           a whole.

           Table 6.1: Proposed tiered site criteria

             Criteria        Hub sites                   Key centres                    Local sites

             Site location   Strategically located in    Strategically located within   Services the local
                             the Borough. Priority       the analysis area.             community.
                             sites for NGBs.
             Site layout     Accommodates three or       Accommodates two or            Accommodates one or
                             more grass pitches,         more grass pitches.            more pitches.
                             including provision of an
                             AGP.
             Type of         Single or multi-sport       Single or multi-sport          Single or multi-sport
             sport           provision.                  provision.                     provision.
                             Could also operate as a     Could also operate as a
                             central venue.              central venue.
             Management      Management control          Management control             Management control
                             remains within the local    remains within the local       remains within the local
                             authority/other provider    authority/provider or with     authority/provider or with
                             or with an appropriate      an appropriate club on a       an appropriate club on a
                             lease arrangement           lease arrangement.             lease arrangement.
                             through a committee or
                             education owned.
             Maintenance     Maintenance regime          Maintenance regime             Standard maintenance
             regime          aligns with NGB             aligns with NGB                regime either by the club
                             guidelines.                 guidelines.                    or in house maintenance
                                                                                        contract.
             Ancillary       Good quality ancillary      Good quality ancillary         No changing room
             facilities      facility on site, with      facility on site, with         access on site or
                             sufficient changing         sufficient changing rooms      appropriate access to
                             rooms and car parking to    and car parking to serve       accommodate both senior
                             serve the number of         the number of pitches.         and junior use
                             pitches.                                                   concurrently (if required).

           Hub sites are of strategic Borough-wide importance where users are willing to travel to access
           the range and high quality of facilities offered and are likely to be multi-sport. These have been
           identified on the basis of the impact that the site will have on addressing the issues identified
           in the assessment.

           It may be appropriate to consider rationalization of some existing playing field sites (that are
           of low value i.e. one/two pitch sites with no changing provision) to generate investment
           towards creating bigger better quality sites in order to develop the hierarchy of sites.
           Identification of these potential sites should be carried out in partnership with the Steering
           Group and, in particular, the NGB for that particular sport.

           Key centres although these sites are more community focused, some are still likely to service
           a wider analysis area (or slightly wider); however, there may be more of a focus on a specific
           sport i.e. a dedicated site.

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           Additionally, it is considered that some financial investment will be necessary to improve the
           ancillary facilities at both Hub sites and Key Centre sites to complement the pitches in terms
           of access, flexibility (i.e. single-sex changing if necessary), quality and that they meet the rules
           and regulations of local competitions.

           Local sites refer to those sites offering minimal provision. They are generally hired to clubs
           for a season, or are sites which have been leased on a long-term basis. Primarily they are
           sites with one facility or a low number of facilities that service just one sport. The level of
           priority attached to them for Council-generated investment may be relatively low and
           consideration should be given, on a site-by-site basis, to the feasibility of a club taking a long-
           term lease on the site (if not already present), in order that external funding can be sought.

           It is possible that sites could be included in this tier which are not currently hired or leased to
           a club, but have the potential to be leased to a suitable club. Such sites will require some level
           of investment, either to the outdoor sport facilities or ancillary facilities and is it anticipated that
           one of the conditions of offering a hire/lease is that the club would be in a position to source
           external funding to improve the provision. NGBs would expect the facility to be transferred in
           an adequate condition that the club can maintain. In the longer term, the Club should be in a
           position to source external funding to improve/extend the facilities.

           Management and development

           The following issues should be considered when undertaking sports related site development
           or enhancement:

              Financial viability.
              Security of tenure.
              Planning permission requirements and any foreseen difficulties in securing permission.
              Adequacy of existing finances to maintain existing sites.
              Business Plan/Masterplan – including financial package for creation of new provision
               where need has been identified.
              Analysis of the possibility of shared site management opportunities.
              The availability of opportunities to lease sites to external organisations.
              Options to assist community groups to gain funding to enhance existing provision.
              Negotiation with landowners to increase access to private hub sites.
              Football investment programme/3G pitches development with the FA.

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