Official Update announcement on the launch date for

Sandymoor Playing Field, Wharford Lane.

We would firstly like to thank you all for your patience and understanding regarding the delays in the opening of this fantastic Sports Facility.

We are another step closer to opening, after the first Playing Field Management Committee Meeting was held on the 23rd September 2019.

The opening has taken longer than anticipated due to several legal issues encountered as we progressed, most of which could not have been predicted before we started this process. 

This communication is to advise you of the outstanding issues and our ongoing commitment to get this facility up and working as soon as possible. The really tricky ones have been addressed already but there are some remaining issues. There are 3 outstanding issues to be addressed and then we will be in a position to open.

These are

  • • Sandymoor School to formally take over the free hold of the land the school sits on. This is linked to the Secretary of State for Education who has indicated they will sign once the School has joined the multi academy Trust. We have mitigation for this action in the form of a letter of intent which has been lodged to mitigate the planning conditions.
  • • The Shared Use Agreement to be signed on Behalf of Sandymoor School – until the free hold of the land between the changing facilities / entrance to the school is owned by the school they cannot enter into the agreement – we have permission from Homes England to mitigate this.
  • • HBC – waiting for notification by HBC Planning team to discharge the planning conditions. All paperwork requested has been forwarded and we await their response.

We are still not in a position to give an opening date but hope to be in a position to do so really soon, again thank you for your patience. We must stress that all parties involved have worked well together and have been accommodating to the situation we find ourselves in.

We are looking for an individual to sit on the Playing field Committee, if you are interested in this, please email me on  

Warm regards Sandymoor Parish Council and Sandymoor School.