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Wednesday, December 18, 2013
A south Norfolk town could benefit from a new state-of-the-art rugby club.
Plans have gone on display which could see Wymondham Rugby Club relocate to an area of land between Melton Road and Norwich Common, next to the Carpenters Barn development.
The proposals include three senior team pitches, two junior pitches and six to eight mini-pitches, a new club house with changing and social facilities, car parking and an artificial floodlit pitch which could be used by other sports clubs.
More than 100 people attended a public exhibition on Thursday afternoon.
Spokesman for the club, Andy Thomson, said the proposals had been well received.
He added: “About 95pc of people who attended the exhibition were positive. There were some concerns from local people living immediately around the site, they raised questions about access and traffic flow.
“It’s going to be a big community facility for the town – there will be other clubs and schools using it.”
The application will be submitted to South Norfolk Council early next year.
The current site on Tuttles Lane is earmarked for 90 new homes, after plans for a care home fell through.
Mr Thomson added: “It has taken an awful lot of work to get here and there is a lot to be done. Nothing is guaranteed.”
The club, which has more than 1,000 members, has been at its current base for more than 40 years.
The plans can be seen in full at www.wymondhamrugby.com
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