Over £70,000 funding agreed for sports facilities and community spaces in South Gloucestershire

Children playing with a football outdoors

Sports facilities and public open spaces in Tytherington and Yate will be receiving £71,154.04 for new provisions and improvements thanks to developer funding secured by South Gloucestershire Council.

Tytherington Parish Council will receive £38,115.50 capital and £11,542.05 revenue funding towards the construction of a Multi-Use Games Area at Hardwick Playing Field, Tytherington.

South Gloucestershire Council will receive £7,781.03 capital and £13,715.46 revenue funding towards enhancements and access improvements at Blakeney Mills open space in Yate.

The money has been secured as Section 106 (S106) developer contributions from the developments at Land West of Stowell Hill Road, Tytherington and the former North Avon Magistrates Court in Yate.

Councillor Leigh Ingham, cabinet member for communities and local place at South Gloucestershire Council, said: “It’s great that South Gloucestershire Council has been able to negotiate this funding from developers to support investment in local sports facilities and help improve the area’s open spaces.

“It’s vital that housing developers contribute towards the infrastructure needed to meet the needs of growing communities. These new facilities and public open space improvements will help ensure even more people can exercise and enjoy the outdoors 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.