Wortley FC’s plans for a single storey clubhouse and a bin store at its ground off Blue Hill Lane have been approved by council planners.
The clubhouse will be brick built, single storey, with a pitched roof and will be located to the north of the site, linking into the existing toilet block.
The club, where England and former Leeds United star Kalvin Phillips started his career, say the clubhouse will include a bar, kitchen and social area, as well as using an existing portable cabin as a toilet block.
There were 18 letters of support for the plans, highlighting the benefit to children and local residents, and one objection on the grounds of increased traffic, on-street parking, noise and possible competition with West Leeds RUFC.
Council planners supported the application and highlighted the sporting benefits to children using the clubhouse and ‘significant social benefits in terms of health and wellbeing’.
“The development is not considered to lead to significantly greater on street parking, or impact on highways infrastructure to the detriment of highways safety as there is no change of use, but enhancing existing provision on site,” a council planner’s report added.
The plans – and the council’s decision – can be viewed in full here.