Revamp of athletics facility at Bromley’s Norman Park set for approval

Plans to revamp the athletics facilities at Bromley’s Norman Park are set to be approved.

Bromley’s development control committee has been asked to grant consent to the demolition of the park’s existing pavilion, to make way for the construction of a new multi-sports facility.

Plans for the new facility include an indoor multi-sport hall, physio treatment rooms, multi-function rooms, a café, and function area.

According to a report by the council, the pavilion and the running track is well used by a number of local community groups including Blackheath and Bromley Harriers Athletic Club, Bromley Veterans, The Bees Academy, parkruns and local schools.

The council does concede the proposed building would have a detrimental impact on the openness of the Green Belt surrounding the park.

However, the council does note that the new building would be sited on the footprint of the demolished building.

In addition, the authority predicts that the number of visitors to the facility would increase markedly as a result of the proposal.

The report adds the community benefits arising from this proposal, as well as the lack of alternative feasible and suitable venues within the borough and the need to secure the long term future of the facilities, outweigh any negatives.

No objections have been received to the proposal.

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