Decision details

Winchester Sport & Leisure Park - Sports Club & National Governing Bodies of Sport -– Engagement

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


The Head of Programme gave a presentation on the engagement process with sports clubs and governing bodies of sports and the project team’s response.  The presentation is available on the Council’s website via the following link:


At the invitation of the Chairman, Councillor Bell addressed the Committee as the Shadow Portfolio Holder for Environment and member of the Sustainability Advisory Panel.  In summary, she queried what actions had been taken in relation to the recommendations of the Panel on the project and whether the minutes of these meetings could be made available.  In addition, with regard to the “Environmental Considerations” section of the reports, she acknowledged that matters relating specifically to the building were included but there was no discussion regarding wider impacts relating to, for example, transport and healthy lifestyles.


The Head of Programme confirmed that a summary of key actions from the Sustainability Advisory Panel and other Panels could be made available. 


The Head of Programme advised that monthly meetings were held with the County Council regarding the emerging Transport Study to ensure proposals tied in.


In response to Members’ questions, the Head of Programme confirmed that four “changing places” facilities were provided in key areas of the centre which cater for the needs of people with disabilities.

In relation to various comments made relating to the glazing proposed in the sports hall, the Head of Programme confirmed that further discussions had taken place and commentators were satisfied with the mitigation measures suggested.


The Committee agreed to the following for the reasons set out above and outlined in the report.




1.         That the outcome of the engagement process with Sports Clubs and National Governing Bodies of Sport in relation to the Winchester Sport and Leisure Centre proposals be endorsed.


2.         That the evaluation of the issues and points raised by National  Governing Bodies of Sport and Sports Clubs as detailed in this report be noted and that the outstanding issues be considered as part of the ongoing RIBA4 design process.


Report author: Andy Hickman, Councillor Lisa Griffiths

Publication date: 08/10/2018

Date of decision: 25/07/2018

Decided at meeting: 25/07/2018 - Cabinet (Leisure Centre) Committee - DISCONTINUED

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