New Stand Development
3rd October 2013
We have just heard that Birmingham City Council's Planning Committee have unanimously approved the plans for Moseley's new stand development!
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Moseley Rugby Club, in conjunction with Birmingham City Council, has submitted a planning application for construction of a complex on the west side of their Billesley Common ground.
This is part of the club’s commitment to be at the centre of a South Birmingham Sports Village that already encompasses Rugby, Football, Cricket and Tennis and provide a focus for community sport in the area.
The proposed two storey building, for which plans were submitted to the local authority’s planning department last week, includes over 700 covered seats, clubhouse rooms, catering facilities and changing rooms.
A ‘national standard’ six lane indoor bowls rink is proposed for the rear of the building. This will be home to ‘The City of Birmingham Indoor Bowls Club’. This facility, along with the club’s practical assistance, will provide a springboard for a wide range of additional community activities and sports for local residents.
If the application is successful the construction is scheduled for completion in time for the start of the 2014-15 season. The club plan to re-position the existing 650 seat stand and therefore provide a total covered seating potential of over 1300 in September 2014.
The medium and long term aim remains to build the East stand as originally detailed and with planning permission approved. This is a strategic part of the club’s plans to build conservatively and within budget towards a facility capable of hosting matches of the highest level in the country.
The Proposed Complex – a more detailed explanation
The proposal is to locate this close to the existing clubhouse facility and in the location currently occupied by, and to the rear of, the temporary stand and adjacent to the existing Tennis Centre.
The existing 650 seat demountable stand will be retained and moved to either the south or west side of the ground and together with the new facilities will provide a potential of over 1300 covered seats.
This is part of Moseley’s desire to be at the centre of a South Birmingham Sports Village at Billesley that already encompasses Rugby, Football, Cricket and Tennis.
It is regarded as a key part of the club’s goal to become the focus of community sports in the area. The club’s plans include actively encouraging a significantly wider range of sports in addition to those already played in and around The Common.
In particular the club believes this development will encourage further participation in a wide range of healthy activities that benefit residents in South Birmingham.
The proposed new complex includes:
• 712 seat roofed spectator facility
• 2 stories including an undercroft (match day facility and non-match day vehicle access)
• Changing rooms for 1st XV pitch
• Medical and physiotherapy facilities
• Additional match day toilet facilities
• Multiple bar areas inside and underneath
• Office/kitchen and anciliary etc. facilities
• Clubhouse function room, dining , indoor viewing facility and press box on first floor
• 6 lane indoor bowls rink to the rear separately access from the existing Tennis Centre
Subject to additional funding 6 new community changing rooms will be provided and a proposed national standard 6 rink indoor bowls facility will also be available for other sporting and community uses.
If the planning application is successful the club anticipate the work will commences in January 2014 and scheduled for completion in September 2014.
Consideration was given to the location of this facility on all sides of the ground and is should be noted that the medium and long term aim remains to build the East stand as originally detailed and with planning permission approved. This is a strategic part of the club’s plans to build conservatively and within budget towards a facility capable of hosting matches of the highest level in the country.
Moseley Rugby Club would urge their members and supporters to provide support for these proposals by writing to or emailing the Planning committee at Birmingham City Council in support of the application, quoting ref:2013/05711/PA.
Further information and copies of the plans can be found by clicking: Birmingham City Council’s planning website.
General enquiries: Tel 0121 443 3631; firstname.lastname@example.org
Moseley Rugby Club, Billesley Common, Yardley Wood Road, Birmingham B13 0PT
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