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This 3D “fly through” gives you a real feel for how the development will look (opens in Youtube) – https://youtu.be/2U5h2AFRUjc
To view the Planning Application and all related documents – Planning Applications 20/02851/Ful and 20/0852/LB
(Announcement below made by the directors of WNCIC)
“We are pleased to announce the formation of a new company, the Worcester Norton Community Interest Company (WNCIC).
WNCIC will manage and develop the sports club facilities at the Gordon Jones Memorial Ground on Brockhill Lane.
A community interest company (or CIC) is a special form of a non-charitable limited company
A CIC exists primarily to benefit a community and with a clear commitment of pursuing a social purpose, rather than to make a profit for shareholders.
Worcester Norton Sport Club Ltd will retain ownership of the land but all the land and assets (except the Shooting Club) will be on a long lease at a peppercorn rent to WNCIC.
The new WNCIC has access to funds to carry out ambitious and exciting development plans for the benefit of the whole community.
In brief the proposed plans include refurbishment of the Clubhouse building (including the demolition of the cricket changing facilities)
The construction of a multi-function community hall and cricket pavilion, including alterations to the existing car park, drainage and landscaping.
The new build Community Hall will include a usable space of circa 180-200 square metres and will be capable of flexible use for example:
- Local Youth Club, Rainbows, Cubs, Scouts etc.
- Indoor Sports e.g Badminton, Volleyball, Squash ,Table Tennis, Short Mat bowls etc.
- Health and Fitness e.g. Aerobics, Yoga, Pilates, Zumba, Dance, Martial Arts
- Community uses e.g. Lunch clubs, Parties, Events, Meetings, Exhibitions, U3A, etc.
The new Community Hall will complement the renovated Club House and its internal facilities.
The existing building is currently in a very poor state of repair.
It was the original Worcestershire Regiment Sergeants Mess and is Grade II listed by curtilage of the barracks building with an historic value to the local area.
The renovation will be thorough but will ensure that the aesthetic value of the building within its local community and setting is kept.