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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


The money’s gone – and so have the places for kids to play

“Arthur Ransome’s Swallows and Amazons might encapsulate the idealism of a carefree childhood in wide open settings, but around his old home in Hyde Park, Leeds, space is at a premium.

The writer’s old, redbrick villa backs on to a small area of what is now scrubland, an abandoned swimming pool and sports centre – left to crumble behind a high security fence when fee-paying Leeds Girls’ High School upped sticks and joined the middle-class flight to the city’s northern fringes to merge with the boys’ establishment in 2008.” Read more

By Jonathan Brown, The Independent, Saturday August 11th 2012