Thursday, August 6, 2009

New Pitches

The Hardy Farm Playing fields haven't been used for years but they might get a new lease of life. They want levelling out first

West Didsbury & Chorlton FC have agreed to join with Oswald Road Junior FC to form a new Charter Standard Community Club to be based at Hardy Lane on the former playing fields adjoining their Brookburn Road ground.

Proposals for new junior and adult pitches with a full size 3g pitch and related changing facilities are being finalised and will be submitted to the City Council in the coming weeks. Interesting devlopements, might be ready for the 2010-11 season if all the approvals take place.

1 comment:

Save Chorlton Meadows said...

Unfortunately the playing fields won't be just mown, and have lines painted and goal posts put up. This is not just football pitches and goal posts. It is large scale construction on a meadow which has gone back to nature after 23 years, and is now rich in bio diversity. Underneath the meadow there is an ex council tip used during the 1960s and 70s. The site survey commissioned as part of the application is not at all comprehensive by its own admission (it states that 'Limited contamination testing and ground gas monitoring have taken place'). It continues to state that users of surrounding sites may be at risk from 'inhalation of volatised compounds', and that Methane and Arsenic levels are both raised. It is clear to that this waste will be hazardous to us all if uncovered. The planning application states that a large portion of this waste may have to be removed in order to create the astro turf pitch, and will definitely have to be removed to create foundations for the 12 floodlights. As a resident I am extremely concerned not only at the detrimental effect the development will have on this entrance to the Mersey Valley, but also at the potential health risks involved in its construction to users and residents of the area.

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