The Planning (Development Management) Regulations (NI) 2015
Pre-Planning – Online Public Consultation
Proposed Sports & Accommodation Facility for Hillsborough Boys Football Club & Invest In Sport Ltd
Adjacent 120 Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough
This online consultation aims to inform the local community and interested parties of a proposal to develop a sport facility just outside Hillsborough, Co Down on the Ballynahinch Road and seeks to gather comments and suggestions on the proposal.
Your feedback will help to support two planning applications which are currently lodged with Lisburn & Castlereagh Council – LA05/2018/0216/F & LA05/2020/0630/O.
Please assist this process by leaving your comments in the feedback box on this page.
All comments to be received by Friday 27th November 2020.
About Hillsborough Boys Football Club & Invest In Sport Ltd
The Trustees of Hillsborough Boys Football Club are delighted to announce that a planning application has recently been submitted to Lisburn & Castlereagh City Council seeking approval to create a community hub for the club with the construction of a full size 3G outdoor pitch, changing pavilion and associated facilities adjacent to 120 Ballynahinch Road, Hillsborough, Co Down, BT26 6BD.
With over 700 members, catering for boys and girls aged 4-16 within our youth section, a girls only section, as well as two senior men’s teams, an over 35’s team and a senior disability team – Hillsborough Boys need to expand upon the Football Factory’s 5 aside facility.
Constructing this new community hub to deliver our own 3G full size pitch will support our players pathway- particularly for our 7, 9 and 11 aside teams, coach education programmes and maximise contact time for our members.
Importantly, this new outdoor facility will not only be for use by Hillsborough Boys FC teams and members, but by the local community and schools and will enable us to expand our community engagement initiatives.
Since the appointment of our Director of Football, we have been actively growing the clubs membership and activities and support a range of training and competitive opportunities for our cross community, male and female, youth, senior and disability members. This new facility with adjacent accommodation available onsite will provide a unique resource to enable us to build upon our existing player development programmes including residential holiday camps, after schools clubs, exchanges with UK and Irish clubs and delivery of coach CPD courses.
Returning to the borough of Hillsborough where the club originated in 1969, this purpose built community hub, in conjunction with Invest in Sport Limited, is in line with our facility development and expansion objectives detailed within our Club Development Plan 2019-2022 and will provide a much needed additional home for Hillsborough Boys Football Club. The current Covid 19 restrictions for indoor sport are severely reducing the capacity of the Football Factory, reinforcing the need to urgently develop our own outdoor facility.
To deliver this ambitious project we will be commencing fundraising amongst our members, families, friends and sponsors and will be seeking letters of support to evidence the importance of this facility for the future growth of Hillsborough Boys Football Club and would be grateful for your support.
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