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Floodlights on Over Recreation Ground. Floodlight Project Team. Parish Plan Recommendations 7.13. Over should develop a Local Sports Development Plan OCA should consider ways to increase the availability of outside facilities after daylight hours. Parish Council led Sports Development Group .

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parish plan recommendations 7 13
Parish Plan Recommendations 7.13
  • Over should develop a Local Sports Development Plan
  • OCA should consider ways to increase the availability of outside facilities after daylight hours
parish council led sports development group
Parish Council led Sports Development Group
  • Local Sports Development Plan
  • To co-ordinate the delivery of projects highlighted in the Plan
  • To consult with OCA, clubs and community
  • Set up working groups for project delivery
  • Reports to Parish Council
  • No budget
parish plan achievements so far sports and recreation chapter 7
Parish Plan achievements so far Sports and recreation: Chapter 7
  • New AWS at Community Centre in use
  • Refurbishment of Pavilion on Green
  • New cricket square on Rec.
  • Drainage on Green financial arrangements agreed
  • Additional land - negotiations started
  • Feasibility Study for floodlights in draft
feasibility study project team
Feasibility Study Project Team
  • Core Group

People with a track record of delivering village community projects

  • OCA and PC representation
  • User representation
  • Advisors

Football Association and Highlights Ltd

benefits
Benefits
  • Parish Council
  • Delivery of another Parish Plan project
  • OCA
  • Increased availability of outdoor facilities
  • Potential for provision of evening external events in line with existing licensing framework
  • Potential for increasing revenue streams
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Benefits
  • Over Sports FC
  • Can delay winter kick-offs to 3pm
  • Improved flexibility for mid week fixtures
  • Help achieve promotion ambitions
  • Retain players
  • Increase the number of home fixtures – Cambs Invitation Cup
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Benefits
  • Over Vets FC
  • Increased flexibility for fixture arrangements
  • Opportunity to extend community and charity fundraising activity
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Benefits
  • Cambs Football Association
  • Current under supply of floodlit pitches
  • Potential for Over to host County representative games
  • Over as a football “Centre of Excellence”?
options
Options
  • Senior football pitch only
  • Senior football pitch and training area
  • Full lighting
senior football pitch
Senior Football Pitch
  • FA standards – category F
  • 6 masts – 4 at 15 metres high and 2 at 18 metres high
  • Cost £42,210 ex VAT
  • Power 38.21kw @12p/hr = £4.60/hr
  • Removable perimeter safety fence

1 metre high c. £10,000

add training lights
Add Training lights
  • Lower standard of lighting
  • Protects Senior pitch from training use
  • Independent switching of lights
  • Cost £7,760 ex VAT
  • Power 12.74kw @ 12p/hr = £1.50/hr
full lighting
Full lighting
  • 2 additional 15 metre high columns
  • Provide for full matches to be played on Colts pitches
  • Provide for floodlit cricket (breaking new ground)
  • Independent switching of lights
  • Cost £14,775
  • Power 12.74kw @ 12p/hr = £1.50/hr
electricity supply
Electricity Supply
  • Community Centre at full capacity
  • Connect to grid. EON estimate £

Running cost 12p/hr

  • Diesel Generator £12,000 ex Vat. Limited life. Maintenance and running costs extra. Security, safety and noise issues.
  • Renewable energy. Controversial, untested technology in this application, noisy.
running costs
Running costs
  • Electricity consumption 12p/hr
  • Biennial electrical testing (mandatory) £175 per year
  • Insurance (discretionary) £350 per year
  • Replacement lamps £750 (life of 2000 hrs – self cleaning)
  • Benchmark rental is £50 - £55 for football pitch hire.
environmental issues
Environmental Issues
  • Light pollution
  • Visual intrusion
  • Noise
risks
Risks
  • Under use or no use of facility
  • Lack of pro-active action by OCA and users to take advantage of new opportunities to increase use of floodlight facilities
planning issues
Planning issues
  • Light pollution
  • Dazzle traffic?
  • No protected trees removed
  • Noise
  • Complaints about proposal
  • Floodlighting Curfew
financial model
Financial Model
  • South Cambs District Council 45%
  • Other grant aiding bodies 45%
  • Community 10%

(ie users fund-raising and their sponsors)

  • No funding from Parish Council or OCA anticipated unless stipulated as a condition of grant
  • Running costs, including maintenance, to be met by users through hire fees
conclusions
Conclusions
  • Feasible project
  • Expensive
  • Achievable subject to funding and Planning
  • Capable of staged implementation
  • Creates opportunity for new uses for the Rec.
  • Project team to become Implementation Team
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