Mayor urges residents to get up to speed with sports complex plans in Middlesbrough (From Darlington and Stockton Times)
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Mayor urges residents to get up to speed with sports complex plans in Middlesbrough
3:35pm Friday 4th October 2013 in News
RAY Mallon is encouraging sports fans to look at proposed plans for a ‘sports village’ in Middlesbrough.
If approved, it would include an athletics field and stadium featuring 400m track with 10-lane straights and eight-lane bends together with spectator seating.
It would also feature improved and extended tennis courts, a gym, artificial and grass football pitches.
The public is invited to Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit, Marton Road, to view details and drawings of the planned complex on Tuesday, October 8, between 2pm and 7pm.
Mr Mallon, the town’s mayor, said: “This is an opportunity for members of the public to see these plans for what would be an iconic regional sports destination and to give feedback on the proposals.”
The site, off Marton Road, is already home to the Middlesbrough Cycle Circuit and Prissick Skate Plaza.
The overall masterplan also incorporates the development of approximately 360 family homes on the former Prissick Depot, Tennis World, Ashdale PRU and Brackenhoe East School sites.
Future phases of the development could see the creation of swimming facilities, a major sports hall, an outdoor velodrome and mountain bike/BMX track.
If planning approval is granted it is hoped the athletics track and temporary changing will be in place by October, 2014, with the first phase of the development due for completion the following May.
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