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#1 Diego_Sideburns

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Posted 18 January 2010 - 03:38 PM

At last there is to be a press conference tomorrow to unveil to the public the football chiefs’ long-delayed vision for sustainability.. Tomorrow’s event will be followed by a series of public exhibitions

A spokesman said: “We believe that the community will be tremendously excited and proud about our new vision. Today marks the start of our consultation process and we hope that everyone will feel a sense of pride and excitement in what we are proposing.”

Meanwhile, the plans were due to be presented to councillors this afternoon at a meeting of the Council’s planning applications committee.

Planning permission is necessary because the new proposals, which supersede the previous blueprint, mothballed due to lack of funds, mismanagement and the economic recession,, will include a 230-bedroom hotel, indoor football pitch, sports hall and housing complex.

A full planning application is expected to be submitted next month, which should be formally considered by the Council in May or June, allowing construction to start in November if the scheme is approved.

All this may sound very familiar and provoke thoughts of lip service in respect of consultation with the public and lack of ambition, illustrated by the downsizing of the original proposals. I shall be going along to the exhibition on Friday and I shall let the applicant know my views.

This is nothing to do with Latics, but the latest step in the saga about the Football Association’s latest plans for what is supposed to be “the most modern national football centre in the world’ at Byrkley Lodge, Rangemore, Burton-on-Trent.


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Posted 18 January 2010 - 03:44 PM

I suppose that does offer up the consolation, if it is one, that TTA would have to go a very long way indeed to match the utter incompetence and criminal negligence of the FA when it comes to building projects.
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Posted 18 January 2010 - 03:50 PM

QUOTE (Diego_Sideburns @ Jan 18 2010, 15:38 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
At last there is to be a press conference tomorrow to unveil to the public the football chiefs’ long-delayed vision for sustainability.. Tomorrow’s event will be followed by a series of public exhibitions

A spokesman said: “We believe that the community will be tremendously excited and proud about our new vision. Today marks the start of our consultation process and we hope that everyone will feel a sense of pride and excitement in what we are proposing.”

Meanwhile, the plans were due to be presented to councillors this afternoon at a meeting of the Council’s planning applications committee.

Planning permission is necessary because the new proposals, which supersede the previous blueprint, mothballed due to lack of funds, mismanagement and the economic recession,, will include a 230-bedroom hotel, indoor football pitch, sports hall and housing complex.

A full planning application is expected to be submitted next month, which should be formally considered by the Council in May or June, allowing construction to start in November if the scheme is approved.

All this may sound very familiar and provoke thoughts of lip service in respect of consultation with the public and lack of ambition, illustrated by the downsizing of the original proposals. I shall be going along to the exhibition on Friday and I shall let the applicant know my views.

This is nothing to do with Latics, but the latest step in the saga about the Football Association’s latest plans for what is supposed to be “the most modern national football centre in the world’ at Byrkley Lodge, Rangemore, Burton-on-Trent.




Typical FA - can't even get the paths straight.
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Posted 18 January 2010 - 04:05 PM

QUOTE (garcon @ Jan 18 2010, 15:44 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I suppose that does offer up the consolation, if it is one, that TTA would have to go a very long way indeed to match the utter incompetence and criminal negligence of the FA when it comes to building projects.


The original proposal included accommodation for England players at all levels in the form of a training camp. The site is out in the Green Belt,so it will be very interesting to see what happens now the sweet F.A. has included a hotel and "housing complex" in its revised proposals.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 11:58 AM

The National Football Centre hass been renamed St. George's Park. Details released by the F.A. - includes two hotels, but no reference to the "housing complex" mentioned in the local press yesterday.
http://www.thefa.com...gesParkNFC.aspx

Note for leeslover: "...site is situated in the heart of the National Forest, a most special part of England and an area that combines natural beauty with seclusion". No mention of Burton also being the Global Brewing Capital, but we musn't be greedy. grin.gif

Edited by Diego_Sideburns, 19 January 2010 - 12:09 PM.

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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:03 PM

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"[The] site is situated in the heart of the National Forest, a most special part of England and an area that combines natural beauty with seclusion"

Which begs the question why the fecking hell are they being allowed to build there?!
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 12:13 PM

QUOTE (garcon @ Jan 19 2010, 12:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Which begs the question why the fecking hell are they being allowed to build there?!


Planning permission is required and the application has not yet been submitted - hence the public consultation. The great and the good of the F.A. are at the Pirelli Stadium today starting the wooing process.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:20 PM

Stuart Pearce is going to be on TalkSport this afternoon talking about St. George's Park.
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Posted 19 January 2010 - 01:47 PM

Tonight's rarely read Burton Mail says the FA is also set to submit an outline application to build around 30 houses near the entrance to the site, revenue from which would help to plug what is described as a ‘manageable’ funding gap - that could be all the money that Sven received after he'd left the England job. I wonder if any of the England players will buy the houses.

The National Football Centre Chairman David Sheepshanks talks of the economic benefits to Burton, which could bring up to £15.4 million of additional cash into the town economy each year, and the ‘pride’ which he hopes it will engender in people living in the area.

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 06:53 AM

I still don't know why they've had to spend all that money on this site. Surely Shobnall Playing Fields would have been just as good. And it's closer to the town centre. ;)

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:46 AM

QUOTE (ThaiLatic @ Jan 20 2010, 06:53 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I still don't know why they've had to spend all that money on this site. Surely Shobnall Playing Fields would have been just as good. And it's closer to the town centre......


....and opposite Marston's Brewery, but some people just can't spot obvious benefits. grin.gif
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Posted 19 November 2010 - 07:23 PM

After what seems like more false dawns than Latics and Brighton added together, the F.A. Board has approved unanimously the plans and work schedule for the St. George's Park project in the Global Brewing Capital. The Board also approved a commitment from both the F.A.'s Professional and National Game Boards to guarantee that the £105million project is financially underwritten. Building work on the centre is due to begin in January 2011 and be completed in the summer of 2012.


Then all England needs is a team capable of beating the world’s top football nations and the likes of Algeria and Montenegro.
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Posted 19 November 2010 - 08:26 PM

Great decision by the fa to finally commence building however i can garuntee if the proposal had been to build it in London it would not of took so long and no dis respect to Burton Terry, it seems like the FA have looked at every get out clause they can to take this project back to the capital. Still good on them for keeping it in Burton.
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Posted 19 November 2010 - 09:42 PM

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... the FA have looked at every get out clause they can to take this project back to the capital.


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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:16 PM

Avid readers of this thread will recall that Burton Albion train on the pitches at the part-completed National Football Centre (St. George's Park). However, this week the undersoil heating at the NFC has been out of action just when it was needed, so training has not been possible.

All in all, it's not been a good week for the F.A.


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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:34 PM

They couldn't organise a pitch up near a brewery.
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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:46 PM

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They couldn't organise a pitch up near a brewery.


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Posted 04 December 2010 - 04:49 PM

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They couldn't organise a pitch up near a brewery.


Brewtastic! laugh.gif
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Posted 31 October 2011 - 12:06 PM

England's great white hope or white elephant?
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Posted 10 February 2012 - 11:17 AM

The new National Football Centre is taking shape as the Brewers beat the freeze for their training session.

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