Council asked to support for new St Leonards sports village

Hastings Borough Council has been asked to support in principle the plan to build a multi-million pound sports village and around 400 homes.

Friday, 3rd March 2017, 7:49 am
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 11:03 am
A water colour of what the sports village might look like, showing the main cricket ground with the football stadium and sports hall in the background.

Cabinet will decide whether to give its backing to the scheme which would give the football, cricket and hockey clubs a new home, as well as hundreds of new homes on Monday (March 6).

If approved, Combe Valley Sports Village (not necessarily its final name) would be in the middle two tiers of the existing Bexhill Road playing fields. Homes would be built on Hastings United Football Club’s home, The Pilot Field, and Horntye Park Sports Complex, as well as 164 homes on the Bulverhythe recreation ground.

Monday’s meeting is about the council giving the project its support before a planning application is made, but the decision will not be binding.

The officer’s report says HBC needs to decide if it can be assured about the benefits of the scheme.

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