We are developing our facilities at Norton Sports Park. At the heart of the plans are two new artificial pitches – one for hockey and one for rugby/football. Both high quality pitches will be complemented by spectator seating and new changing facilities.
Project Manager: David Holland, Department of Estates and Facilities Management
Contact: [email] firstname.lastname@example.org [tel] 0114 222 9030
Client: Sport Sheffield
Location: Norton Playing Fields, off Warminster Road (Sheffield S8)
Timescale: Open to students, staff and public in summer 2018
|New planning submission (June 2020) - information and FAQs||
We were planning to create a permanent entrance and parking at the rear of this facility, off Lees Hall Road. Unfortunately, while we are still pursuing this option, it’s looking increasingly unlikely that it will be possible.
Therefore we have submitted an application to make our current access/egress points off Warminster Road permanent, creating a one-way loop for vehicles using the site. We also propose to retain our existing grasscrete car parking area and build an additional grasscrete car parking area, south of the new pitches. If approved, we also hope to widen the road between these two parking areas and add a pavement.
Please be assured that we are still pursuing arrangements for the original plans. However, the sports park is only viable for us if it has a permanent entrance and on-site parking, thereby ensuring surrounding streets are not used for parking and the site can be accessed safely with minimum disruption to local residents.
Residents are welcome to join a live online Q&A with the project team at 6pm on 23 June 2020 - click here to join.
Images of the proposed development:
Full site (click here to view high resolution version):
Proposed plan next to new pitches (click here to view high resolution version):
Proposed plan close to pavilion (click here for high resolution version):
|About the pitches||
National competition standard hockey pitch
The hockey pitch will be developed to national competition standard, providing an excellent resource for our own students and the clubs who already use our existing hockey facilities, as well as creating a centre for regional and national competitions.
This development will enhance the standard of hockey facilities in the Sheffield City Region, offering a much-needed new resource and generating income to support Sport Sheffield activities for our own students, staff and community.
3G Rugby and/or football multi-sport pitch:
This new pitch will make all-weather play possible at our Norton facility, significantly increasing the playing time available for students and members of the public.
The pitch will also have a spectator stand, creating an ideal atmosphere for competitive match play and tournaments. The pitch will provide much needed year-round facilities for rugby union, rugby league, American football, lacrosse and football, complementing the outstanding grass facilities already on site.
Project enquiries: Project Manager David Holland, email@example.com / 0114 222 9030
General enquiries: The EFM Help Desk will put you in touch with the right person, firstname.lastname@example.org / 0114 222 9000
For more information about the new pitches and all the facilities available through Sport Sheffield, please contact Andy Cox, Director of Sport Sheffield, email email@example.com
Images of completed pitches