Meeting to discuss plan for sports dome next to Nonsuch Park

A dome similar to the one being planned

Sutton Councillor Mary Burstow

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People are being offered the chance to have their say about plans for a huge dome and sports facilities on the edge of a nature reserve.

Nonsuch High School for Girls in Ewell Road, Cheam, has submitted plans to Epsom Council for a 44ft (13.6m) tall air-supported dome, running track, pavilion and astroturf pitches.

This planning application will be discussed by the Nonsuch Park Joint Management Committee at Nonsuch Mansion House on Monday, April 28.

Sutton Councillor Mary Burstow said: "This is not a decision-making meeting, but it will give councillors a chance to discuss the impact of this application on Nonsuch Park and listen to members of the public’s concerns."

The proposed sports dome would be the size of three netball courts next to Warren Farm, grassland and woods owned by charity the Woodland Trust.

The meeting is at Nonsuch Mansion House in the park at 10am on Monday, April 28.

Members of the public should call Democratic Services Officer Lisa Jewell on 01372732000 to speak on agenda items.

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10:30am Tue 22 Apr 14

labyrinth says...

Thank you for reporting on this. Residents may wish to know that in order to be allowed to speak at the meeting, they need to let Ms Jewell know before noon on Friday. They can, of course, attend the meeting and not speak.

This proposal is for a sports centre which will be open until 10 pm all year round, so clearly for commercial use and not just for the school, and will be in addition to the already existing David Llloyd facility.
Thank you for reporting on this. Residents may wish to know that in order to be allowed to speak at the meeting, they need to let Ms Jewell know before noon on Friday. They can, of course, attend the meeting and not speak. This proposal is for a sports centre which will be open until 10 pm all year round, so clearly for commercial use and not just for the school, and will be in addition to the already existing David Llloyd facility. labyrinth
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3:16pm Tue 22 Apr 14

alroutemaster says...

Hope the locals object and get this ridiculous idea stopped. If I lived near I'd be protesting already......
Hope the locals object and get this ridiculous idea stopped. If I lived near I'd be protesting already...... alroutemaster
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9:26pm Tue 22 Apr 14

Monstermunch17 says...

Something and nothing. Whack it up.

'3 netball courts' - clearly supposed to make it sound bigger than it is- is quite a small area. The continued use of that image- 'similar to the one that is planned' and the use of the 'huge' adjective in the first sentence, is clearly designed to mislead also.

Get het up about something that matters, nimbys.
Something and nothing. Whack it up. '3 netball courts' - clearly supposed to make it sound bigger than it is- is quite a small area. The continued use of that image- 'similar to the one that is planned' and the use of the 'huge' adjective in the first sentence, is clearly designed to mislead also. Get het up about something that matters, nimbys. Monstermunch17
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10:43am Wed 23 Apr 14

labyrinth says...

Monstermunch17 wrote:
Something and nothing. Whack it up.

'3 netball courts' - clearly supposed to make it sound bigger than it is- is quite a small area. The continued use of that image- 'similar to the one that is planned' and the use of the 'huge' adjective in the first sentence, is clearly designed to mislead also.

Get het up about something that matters, nimbys.
This is something that matters to those who will have to live with it overlooking their houses, to those who now enjoy Warren Farm, and to those who do not wish to have yet more speeding traffic added to the area - which will certainly be the case, if this commercial development - open until 10 pm every night of the year, goes ahead.

The school already has excellent sports facilities, and there is no need for more.
[quote][p][bold]Monstermunch17[/bold] wrote: Something and nothing. Whack it up. '3 netball courts' - clearly supposed to make it sound bigger than it is- is quite a small area. The continued use of that image- 'similar to the one that is planned' and the use of the 'huge' adjective in the first sentence, is clearly designed to mislead also. Get het up about something that matters, nimbys.[/p][/quote]This is something that matters to those who will have to live with it overlooking their houses, to those who now enjoy Warren Farm, and to those who do not wish to have yet more speeding traffic added to the area - which will certainly be the case, if this commercial development - open until 10 pm every night of the year, goes ahead. The school already has excellent sports facilities, and there is no need for more. labyrinth
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