Club Statement: Armstrong Park Redevelopment - Rothbury Football Club
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Club Statement: Armstrong Park Redevelopment

Planning Permission: State of the Art Armstrong Park

Thursday 15th April

Rothbury Football Club are excited to announce our submission for planning permission to transform the look of Armstrong Park as we know it.

There has been a lot of hard work going on behind the scenes to bring this to fruition, and all Club officials feel this is the type of development needed to improve football and sport for the Coquet Valley and surrounding areas. It has been a long term ambition of the club to bring facilities that match the quality of playing surface and picturesque setting, and this planning bid is the first step on that journey.

The development includes;

New clubhouse in keeping with the surroundings – with facilities to generate club revenue and hospitality for the matchday experience

A 4G training area to house one central hub for football in the Coquet Valley

Hard stand areas to allow disabled access and ease of navigation

A transformation of supporter facilities, with on site toilets and covered areas

A new parking facility and entrance to improve safety of officials and supporters

Use of green infrastructure and materials that match the landscape (sedum roofs, ground source heat pump etc.)

Floodlights for the grass pitch to ease the load throughout a season and attract neutral cup finals

Potential universal access agreement for local schools/bodies to use the facilities for sports, teaching or events where available

Plans to host a football development centre as well as a football academy to transform the development of young footballers in the area

The link at the bottom of the page will take you to the planning portal, where we encourage all of our supporters to comment on the development and how it can positively impact the area. Within the planning portal are all the supporting documents, where we ask you to pay attention to the following in particular:

  • Design, Access and Flood Risk Assessment
  • Statement of Intent for Development
  • Proposed Landscaping Plan
  • Proposed Floor Plan
  • Proposed Elevations
  • Proposed Covered Seating Plan & Elevations

Please make sure you log your comments within the portal to show your support, we appreciate this in advance.

The club would especially like to thank Ninette Edwards (Architect), Ann Deary Francis (Ecology), Tom Macpherson (Treasurer) and Dan Herron (Chairman) for their tireless work over the last 3 years to get to this point.

Up the Reds!