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HPOL’s Community Sport Proposal Complete!

Click here to download a PDF of the Alternative Plans

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We hope that everyone involved with the site in any capacity will take the time to read this proposal, to see what could be achieved if the site were to be preserved as sports facilities and run for the benefit of the community.

The proposal contains the following:

  • Information about the current planning application
  • Site History
  • Leeds 6 Background information
  • Existing Sports Provision – nearby schools
  • The Lantern Learning Trust (Inner City North) and primary school sports provision
  • Assessment of free-to-use sports facilities in the LS6 area
  • Sphere: a community sports facility
  • Who are Sphere?
  • Who are HPOL?
  • Proposed site plans
  • Philosophy
  • What the centre will provide
  • 35+ years sport
  • Health and Nutrition
  • Disabled Sports Clubs
  • Comparable rates
  • Parking
  • Renewable Technologies
  • Access
  • Partners
  • Sports Partners
  • Potential funding partners
  • The HPOL business proposition + case study
  • Projected budgets
  • The HPOL business proposition
  • Existing Site Plans
  • Evidence of local need


Shortage of playing pitches for grass-roots teams

Headingley FC boss Chris Kuc speaks to the Yorkshire Evening Post about the shortage of grass-roots sports pitches in Headingley:

“Headingley FC play home games at Tinshill Recreation Ground with Old Headingley branching
out to Stanningley due to a lack of available pitches.“We suffer a nightmare with a need for pitches as the universities will not rent out to non-university teams,” explained Kuc. That’s certainly true from a football perspective and Headingley cricket pitches are also in short supply. St Chad’s Broomfield are the suburb’s only recognised cricket team who are fortunate to be able to use the area’s only two grass roots cricket pitches…” Read the whole article

Published in the Yorkshire Evening Post on Monday 3rd September 2012