Rugby club drawing up new facility plans

Officials at Congleton Rugby Club have said that they will not go down without a fight, as they begin the process of drawing up plans for their second attempt at securing a community hub.
At the end of May, Cheshire East Council rejected the club’s application to build a community facility building with a meeting hall, kitchen, bar and toilets, with car parks near to the existing changing rooms at Back Lane, Congleton. Its reasons included loss of open space, high noise levels and loss of native hedges and trees.
The club’s intention was to make use of the designated public open space off Back Lane, as it said its current facilities on Park Street and Congleton Park were “substantially inferior to the training facilities in Sandbach and Macclesfield”. It said it would consider having a maximum of four pitches on the green.

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