Saxilby and District MUGA - Multi-Use Games Area
A Multi-Use Games Area (MUGA) has been a long-term community aspiration and is included in the Saxilby with Ingleby Neighbourhood Development Plan as a community project.
An open working group was set up in September 2020 to move the project forward, which includes residents and councillors.
Following public consultation the plans were drawn-up and have been submitted to the local planning authority (West Lindsey District Council - WLDC) on 14 September 2021. This provides a further opportunity for public engagement and consultation on the proposals.
As of April 2022 the plans were still awaiting a decision from WLDC. Further information was requested following a response from Sport England, on the planning application, as they are a statutory consultee on this type of project. As a result a ball strike risk assessment was carried out due to a cricket pitch also being on-site. Sport England have been given an opportunity to respond to the new information and the plans are now expected to go before WLDC Planning Committee imminently - most likely in June 2022 for a decision.
Following a continued number of objections from Sport England to the planning application, the MUGA working group resolved to withdraw the planning application in May 2022. This decision was ratified by Full Council in June and the planning application has now been withdrawn. The parish council and the MUGA working group are now looking to work with local landowners to find a suitable site for the MUGA, to make this long held ambition a reality.
Two sets of public consultation have been undertaken on the project and the results from these consultations have informed the development of the plans.
- Initial public consultation took place during November and December 2020, to understand the requirements for the MUGA and the primary sports to be catered for.
- The second public consultation then took place From 7 April 2021 to 9 May 2021 on the draft plans.
The consultation reports can be found under the Council Consultation pages on the website.
Around half of the funding required for the project has been secured (from external sources, as opposed to using Council Tax) and further external funding is currently being sought.
The proposed site for the MUGA is on the grass to the east of the play area, on the Memorial Playing Field, William Street, Saxilby, LN1 2LP. The location can be viewed on the plans below.
The plans are available to view below and have been developed by LK2 architects based on the public consultation results, Sport England guidelines, national governing body recommendations, Football Foundation guidance, and the grounds investigation report and acoustic report:
- PLANS (Submitted plans September 2021)
Project Brief and Plan
The current project brief can be downloaded, providing more information on the project - Project Brief
The project plan can be viewed - Project Plan (November 2021)
For more information contact the Parish Office on 01522 703912 or email email@example.com
Minutes and Agendas
Minutes and agendas from the Working Group meetings can be viewed below: