Decision details

Sowerby Sports Village

Decision Maker: Cabinet

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


The subject of the decision:


This report recommended that elements of Phase 2 of the Sowerby Sports Village development, as outlined in the 7 November 2017 Cabinet report, were brought forward for completion earlier than originally planned.  The report also requested that additional ‘seed funding’ was provided to local organisations to help improve sports facilities in the Sowerby area.


Alternative options considered:




The reason for the decision:


The sports village was a key component part of the Sowerby Gateway scheme in enhancing the quality of lives of the residents of the locality, as well as within the wider Thirsk area. This project would make a significant contribution to the ‘Enhancing Health and Wellbeing’ and ‘Providing a Special Place to Live’ priorities and had been identified as a key project in the Council Plan 2015-19.






(1)     the delivery of Phase 2 of Sowerby Sports Village, as highlighted in paragraph 4.2 of the report, be financed from Section 106 funds allocated to this project subject to agreement from the owners and developers to vary the terms of use of the communities facilities contribution under the Section 106 Agreement;


(2)     the pitch works included within Phase 2 be delivered under a contract that has been awarded through the Football Association procurement framework; and


(3)     inclusion of Phase 2 of Sowerby Sports Village, as highlighted in paragraph 4.2 of the report, in the capital programme to meet costs should the developer contribution thresholds not be met in a timely fashion.

Reason Key: Expenditure > £50,000;

Wards Affected: Sowerby and Topcliffe Ward;

Other reasons / organisations consulted




Contact: Steven Lister, Director of Leisure and Communities Email:

Report author: Lisa Wilson

Publication date: 07/11/2018

Date of decision: 06/11/2018

Decided at meeting: 06/11/2018 - Cabinet

Effective from: 20/11/2018

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