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Report
Floodlights on Over Recreation
Ground
Floodlight Project Team
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Parish Plan Recommendations
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Over should develop a Local Sports
Development Plan
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OCA should consider ways to increase
the availability of outside facilities after
daylight hours
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Parish Council led Sports
Development Group
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Local Sports Development Plan
To co-ordinate the delivery of projects
highlighted in the Plan
To consult with OCA, clubs and community
Set up working groups for project delivery
Reports to Parish Council
No budget
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Parish Plan achievements so far
Sports and recreation: Chapter 7
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New AWS at Community Centre in use
Refurbishment of Pavilion on Green
New cricket square on Rec.
Drainage on Green financial
arrangements agreed
Additional land - negotiations started
Feasibility Study for floodlights in draft
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Feasibility Study Project Team
Core Group
People with a track record of delivering
village community projects
 OCA and PC representation
 User representation
 Advisors
Football Association and Highlights Ltd
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Benefits
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Parish Council
Delivery of another Parish Plan project
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OCA
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Increased availability of outdoor facilities
Potential for provision of evening external
events in line with existing licensing framework
Potential for increasing revenue streams
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Benefits
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Over Sports FC
Can delay winter kick-offs to 3pm
Improved flexibility for mid week fixtures
Help achieve promotion ambitions
Retain players
Increase the number of home fixtures –
Cambs Invitation Cup
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Benefits
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Over Vets FC
Increased flexibility for fixture
arrangements
Opportunity to extend community and
charity fundraising activity
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Benefits
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Cambs Football Association
Current under supply of floodlit pitches
Potential for Over to host County
representative games
Over as a football “Centre of Excellence”?
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Options
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Senior football pitch only
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Senior football pitch and training area
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Full lighting
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Senior Football Pitch
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FA standards – category F
6 masts – 4 at 15 metres high and 2 at
18 metres high
Cost £42,210 ex VAT
Power 38.21kw @12p/hr = £4.60/hr
Removable perimeter safety fence
1 metre high c. £10,000
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Add Training lights
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Lower standard of lighting
Protects Senior pitch from training use
Independent switching of lights
Cost £7,760 ex VAT
Power 12.74kw @ 12p/hr = £1.50/hr
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Full lighting
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2 additional 15 metre high columns
Provide for full matches to be played on
Colts pitches
Provide for floodlit cricket (breaking new
ground)
Independent switching of lights
Cost £14,775
Power 12.74kw @ 12p/hr = £1.50/hr
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Electricity Supply
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Community Centre at full capacity
Connect to grid. EON estimate £
Running cost 12p/hr
Diesel Generator £12,000 ex Vat. Limited life.
Maintenance and running costs extra. Security,
safety and noise issues.
Renewable energy. Controversial, untested
technology in this application, noisy.
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Running costs
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Electricity consumption 12p/hr
Biennial electrical testing (mandatory) £175 per
year
Insurance (discretionary) £350 per year
Replacement lamps £750 (life of 2000 hrs – self
cleaning)
Benchmark rental is £50 - £55 for football pitch
hire.
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Environmental Issues
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Light pollution
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Visual intrusion
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Noise
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Risks
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Under use or no use of facility
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Lack of pro-active action by OCA and
users to take advantage of new
opportunities to increase use of floodlight
facilities
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Planning issues
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Light pollution
Dazzle traffic?
No protected trees removed
Noise
Complaints about proposal
Floodlighting Curfew
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Financial Model
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South Cambs District Council
45%
Other grant aiding bodies
45%
Community
10%
(ie users fund-raising and their sponsors)
No funding from Parish Council or OCA
anticipated unless stipulated as a condition of
grant
Running costs, including maintenance, to be
met by users through hire fees
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Conclusions
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Feasible project
Expensive
Achievable subject to funding and Planning
Capable of staged implementation
Creates opportunity for new uses for the Rec.
Project team to become Implementation Team
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