Ryman League Division One North club Cheshunt has been granted planning permission for new state of the art training….
…..facilities at its home on Theobalds Lane.
The plans will overhaul over sixteen acres of land to provide high quality playing surfaces, a sustainable irrigation system and a full size floodlit artificial pitch.
Broxbourne Council gave the go ahead for the major project at a planning meeting on Tuesday night.
Club chairman Dean Williamson, who took over the club two years ago, said: “This is a major step forward for Cheshunt Football Club. We will have one of the best training facilities in non-league football and is the first step in our plans to become a Conference standard club and academy.
“We have already invested heavily in the facilities at the club and with these plans we will soon start to realise the potential of this great club.”
Along with an artificial pitch, the project will provide a range of senior and junior pitches to Sport England standards. A lagoon will also be built as part of a sustainable water-harvesting system to keep the pitches drained and irrigated all year round.
Williamson added: “The proposals will provide a first class sports facility that will cater for every aspect of football development no matter what the weather conditions, age or level of play.”
The application will also be a great benefit to the local community and received the full support of local residents.
Williamson said: “I would like to thank club members and local residents for their support throughout the application process. Sports facilities are very important to the borough and this project will significantly improve the sports provision at Cheshunt Football Club to the benefit of the wider community.”
The Ambers hopes to start work in the coming weeks with completion expected in twelve months.