Weeting Football Club hoping for better result on application for desperately needed pitches
- Credit: Archant Norfolk
The secretary of a village football club is confident of a better result after fears about plans for desperately needed new pitches were heeded.
Joe Green, secretary of Weeting Football Club, says his side are in desperate need of new pitches to match the club's success on the pitch.
Fears have also been raised about young players being pushed away from the village as they look for facilities, while teams are currently being forced to train elsewhere.
Plans for new pitches on a site of vacant agricultural land on the edge of the village were initially rejected in November, 2012.
But Mr Green insists that Breckland Council should have no reason to reject a new application for pitches off Cromwell Road, after its concerns were addressed directly.
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'They were worried about having no toilets or changing rooms so we've got a temporary building in the plans and we've shown there's nowhere else suitable in the village.
'Everything it was refused for last time, we've addressed, so I can't really see a reason for turning it down,' he said.
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The new application contains plans for two full-size pitches and a three-quarter sized pitch, with three further five-a-side pitches and training pitches.
It would be built on land owned by Childerhouse Farms.
Robert Childerhouse, Breckland councillor for Weeting, said the village was 'desperate' for the pitches.
'We've only got two pitches here and there's a real need,' he said.
The plans are expected to go before the council's planning committee on June 9.
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