Over £160,000 funding agreed for sports facilities and community spaces across South Gloucestershire

A basketball court

Sports facilities and public open spaces in Alveston, Bradley Stoke and Yate will be receiving over £160,000 for new facilities and improvements thanks to developer funding secured by South Gloucestershire Council.

The funding has been secured as Section 106 (S106) developer contributions from developments at Costers Close and Quarry Road in Alveston, Hornbeam Close in Bradley Stoke, and Broad Lane in Yate.

The recipients of developer funding are:

  • Alveston Parish Council: £6,133.60 capital/£10,811.57 revenue towards the creation of a nature garden at Alveston Down open space, Alveston
  • Alveston Parish Council: £436.42 capital/£556.47 revenue towards the creation of a breakout space at Alveston allotments, Alveston
  • Alveston Parish Council: £21,286.31 capital/£30,364.49 revenue towards the construction of a pump track, associated planting scheme and footpaths at Lime Kiln Field, Alveston
  • Bradley Stoke Town Council: £35,935.95 capital/£10,876.58 revenue towards construction of a basketball court at the Jubilee Green playing fields, Bradley Stoke
  • Bradley Stoke Town Council: £10,975.15 capital/£11,540.45 revenue towards installation of outdoor gym equipment at Jubilee Green playing fields, Bradley Stoke
  • Yate Town Council: £9,048.42 capital/£2,738.65 revenue toward improvements to facilities for disability athletics at Yate Outdoor Sports Complex
  • Yate Town Council: £4,737.37 capital/£4,981.38 revenue towards play improvements at Millside Play Zone, Yate.

Councillor Leigh Ingham, cabinet member for communities and local place at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “It’s great that we’ve managed to negotiate this funding from developers. Accessibility for disabled athletics, sports provision, improving open spaces – these are all really important things.

“It’s vital that developers contribute towards the infrastructure needed when they build a new development. This funding means even more people can enjoy being active where they live.”

Under Section 106 (S106) of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990 (as amended) the council is able to secure financial contributions from developers in order to offset the costs of the external impacts arising from the development. This is to support the open space infrastructure that the council needs to have in place to support demands generated by the development.