Holyport's proposals to go before Royal Borough's planning officers

Plans to make improvements to Holyport’s Summerleaze Village ground are due to be heard by the Royal Borough’s planning officials this week.

Port are looking to build a new ticket office and catering facilities on the site in Summerleaze Road with the proposals set to go before officials on Thursday (January 13).

The Combined Counties Premier Division North outfit has already made significant improvements to its facilities over the summer with club secretary Richard Tyrell explaining to the Football in Berkshire website: “We’ve ripped up the hospitality room floor and re-laid it with a new vinyl covering, painted all the walls and added a nice backboard detailing our history. The small kitchen area inside the hospitality area has also been ripped out and reinstated. In addition, the away dressing room has had a fresh coat of paint with new vinyl flooring laid. All lights have been moved over to LED. The home dressing room has had four new showers fixed too.”

The hope is that permission will be granted for further improvement works and the club has asked for some local support for the plans. They’re urging fans and people in the community to write in support of their development plans.

This can be done by registering with RBWM and commenting at https://publicaccess.rbwm.gov.uk/ or by sending an email to planning@rbwm.gov.uk and richardtyrell@googlemail.com ensuring the application 21/03225/FULL is in the title.

Holyport are due to return to action for their first game of 2022 against Virginia Water at Summerleaze Village on Saturday. Port have shown signs of improvement in the past couple of months and, after playing many of the top sides in the last few weeks, will hope to finally lift themselves off the bottom of the table in the coming weeks. They remain very much in touch with the sides just above them with only four points separating them from 15th placed Tadley Calleva.

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