Havering Council have released the full feasibility
study on the proposed new pitches.
The proposed works are to be funded by a local 106 Agreement following
the loss of existing provision due to an approved housing development
on the Albemarle playing fields.
It is proposed that two senior sized football pitches shall be located
in the south-western corner of the Nature Reserve close to the main site
entrance as well as the existing small car parking area. If the two pitches
are to be developed at the proposed locations, then in order to meet Sport
England guidelines allowance will need to be made for re-grading the sloping
ground at each location. This will necessitate stripping off the existing
topsoil and levelling of the exposed subsoil to produce graded platforms
complying with Sport England slope requirements. On completion, the original
topsoil would be replaced followed by the installation of intensive pipe
The remit of the study did not include any brief to examine other potential
facilities such as parking, changing rooms or toilets.