Melton Borough Council

Plans to develop a new Melton Sports Village are approved.

Published Friday, 5th December 2014

At the committee meeting of Tuesday 2 December 2014 councillors approved the business case to develop a new Melton Sports Village.

The new sport village will include:- a new stadium pitch with spectator seating, health & fitness facilities and a new 8 court indoor sports hall that can be used for a variety of activities including extreme sports.

The plans are based on developing the sports village on the King Edward VII site on Burton Road, Melton Mowbray and to enable delivery of the plan members also approved the freehold purchase of the site from Leicestershire County Council.

Officers are currently working on the exact contract terms with the County Council on the purchase, which will see the current facilities still being retained and operating while the sports village plans are being developed.
Cllr Byron Rhodes, Leader of the Council said

 “This is a major step in delivering a first class sports and leisure village in Melton, the plans are very exciting and will ensure that our residents have access to a range of high quality sporting and leisure activities

Cllr Rhodes continued to say ‘ We have approved the freehold purchase of the site so that work can begin quickly in delivering the plans, there is a clear lack of suitable leisure facilities in Melton and this ambitious project will deliver a facility that we can all be proud of”

The business case has been developed after working with a range of sports & leisure partners, National Sports Bodies, Leicestershire Rutland Sport, and the current users of King Edward VII site and comes after the Council undertook a borough wide survey which had over 2,500 responses clearly indicating the need and support for additional sport and leisure facilities.