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Have your say on the location of a new football pitch on Hampton Common

24 June 2021

Following feedback on last year’s Hampton Common football pitch consultation, Richmond Council is re-consulting on options for the location of the new football pitch. 

The new 9vs9 football pitch would be used by age groups up to 13 years of age and primarily focused on allowing additional women's and girls' teams to be developed, whilst protecting the existing football pitch from overuse.  

The two options for the location of the new pitch are in the bottom left corner of the Common, close to the footpath that leads to Fearnley Crescent and Tangley Park Road, or in line with the existing pitch further along Buckingham Road. More details and maps of the two options can be found on the consultation webpage.

Some respondents to last year's consultation expressed concern over the proposed location of the new football pitch due to its proximity to houses.  

The consultation will run for from weeks from Wednesday 23 June 2021. 

Cllr Julia Neden-Watts, Chair of the Environment, Sustainability, Culture and Sport Committee, said: 

"Richmond Council is committed to improving its parks and open spaces so that as many people as possible can use them. The new football pitch will allow more people to play football and enjoy the health and wellbeing benefits of team sports.  

"Following the mixed response to the original consultation, the Council's Parks Team re-visited Hampton Common to assess alternative locations. It is hoped that this consultation now delivers a positive response, so that we can bring greater sporting provision to the borough."

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Updated: 24 June 2021