Hampton Common - consultation on proposed creation of new football pitch

Closes 11 Dec 2020

Opened 30 Oct 2020

Overview

As part of the Council’s continued commitment to improve our parks and open spaces, we are proposing to create an additional football pitch in Hampton Common to accommodate and grow girls' football in the borough.

Women's football is a fast-growing sport internationally. We would like to be able to provide sport opportunities for all and we recognise the health benefits sport can bring to individuals and the community.

However, the current football facilities are not sufficient to accommodate additional new teams. The proposed new pitch would allow for additional teams to be developed, as well as protecting existing pitches from overuse, thereby helping to protect this green flag award-winning park for the future.

As is currently the case, the football clubs would use portable goals to ensure the park is not dominated by football pitches.  An indicative map showing the proposed location of the new pitch can be viewed here.

Football sessions are held on Sunday mornings and only during the football season (August to April). If the proposal is supported, the pitch would be prepared in time for next season 2021/22. Sports clubs would also be encouraged to promote sustainable travel or car shares to and from the park to ease the pressures of parking on adjacent roads.

Have your say

We would like to hear from as many people as possible about this proposal - please give us your views using the online survey below.

If you require a paper copy of the survey, please email consultation@richmond.gov.uk

What happens next

All responses will be carefully considered before a decision is made by the Lead Councillor on whether to go ahead with the creation of a new pitch.

Give Us Your Views

Areas

  • Hampton Ward

Audiences

  • Open to all

Interests

  • Richmond Borough