Work to begin on Gosling Sports Park masterplan

Cabinet is set to approve a report on Tuesday (13 July) outlining next steps for the redevelopment of Gosling Sports Park.


The council is committed to making best use of the Gosling Sports Park site to ensure future sports facilities meet the needs of the whole community. This will be shaped by the borough's sports facilities strategy and the views collected from the public over the coming months when developing a site masterplan.

A councillor procurement board would oversee the work of a new partnership group bringing the site's key stakeholders together to explore options. The government has awarded £250,000 in a recyclable loan to progress this work from its One Public Estate Programme.

Cllr Stephen Boulton, Executive Member for Environment, Planning, Estates and Development, said:

Our ambition is to give Gosling Sports Park a new lease of life, starting with the investment needed to deliver modern, high-quality leisure facilities. It plays such an important part in promoting wellbeing and that will remain at the heart of any proposals we bring forward.

We understand people will naturally have questions - many we won't be able to answer yet. What I can say, however, is that everyone will have opportunities to share their views as we seek to understand community aspirations for the site.

The full report is available on the council's website.