Northampton village sports field given green light for new clubhouse

A Northampton village playing field used for sports and games every week has been given the go-ahead to build a new clubhouse.

Friday, 18th October 2019, 1:45 pm
A clubhouse will be built on the playing fields off of Watering Lane, Collingtree.
A clubhouse will be built on the playing fields off of Watering Lane, Collingtree.

The grounds of Watering Lane in Collingtree are used all year round for football, tennis and cricket games and is a key piece of the village's local community.

Now, the borough council have approved a proposal to construct a clubhouse with two changing rooms, showers and a small kitchen and bar.

The new building would replace two containers that are used as make-shift changing rooms and storing sports equipment.

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The clubhouse will have two changing rooms, showers and a small kitchen and bar.

A report on the borough council's planning website reads: "This proposal seeks to replace the existing pavilion with a larger, more modern facility.

"This application seeks to replace the existing containers with a purpose-built flat-roof club house with shower and changing facilities, toilets, a small kitchen and a club room. There will also be a decked area overlooking the existing tennis courts and sports pitches."

The fields off Watering Lane are used rnealy all year round by footballers, cricketers and tennis players.