Frequently Asked Questions (26.01.18)
Southborough Hub Consultation Feedback – You said we did (13.05.16)
Community Hub Draft Plans (12.07.16)
10 August 2018
Work on the Southborough Hub development is progressing well with regard to both the building and the levelling of the playing fields.
Infrastructure works overseen by Baxall have started on site with Crest Nicholson who are delivering the housing having also started to install the road and utilities for the hub development. This will shortly be followed by the main car parking areas and the open public spaces.
Subject to both developments sticking to their timelines, the two projects will seek to finish roughly in tandem with each other in mid 2020.
Work has also started to look at any changes that may be needed to bring the designs within budget. The main aspects of the project – the hall/theatre, community rooms, football pavilion, GP surgery, café, library and Southborough Town Council offices – will remain the same but some changes are required which will probably necessitate a revised planning application.
The engineering works on the field to level the surface and increase the playable area for the sport pitches has begun and the major earth works are due to finish in the first week in August. Final contouring and seeding will then take place and, subject to weather conditions, the area can be used for sporting events once signed off by the agronomist.
The Football Association has agreed to increase its grant offer from £450,000 to £500,000 and the grant award notice is expected imminently. Tunbridge Wells Youth Football Club continues to fund-raise for the pavilion as part of an FA requirement.
The FA’s funding agreement will also seek the protection of the pavilion and the pitches for a minimum period of 21 years and the Town Council has already indicated that it would support a longer protection period.
Further positive steps have been made on the delivery of the GP surgery. Funding of that element of the project continues to be refined and it is hoped that, if funding sources can be agreed within the financial year, work can then to start on the construction.
The transfer of 137 London Road from Tunbridge Wells Borough Council to Southborough Town Council has now been completed. The large shed at the back of the site will shortly be demolished as part of the delivery of the new sub-station to serve the site. Interim storage accommodation for the men has been found.
The Gross Development Value of the entire scheme including the housing will see an investment of more than £30million into the local area.
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Southborough Community Hub Development Consultation Analysis Report
Following the Consultation on the development of the Southborough Hub, the results were analysed by an independent Company.
To view their report, please click on the link. Southborough Hub Consultation Report
Equality Impact Assessment
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Please note – Minutes with a ‘d’ beside them indicate that these are draft and may be amended at the next meeting.
Redacted minutes of the Southborough Hub Project Board Meetings – It is necessary to take out any commercially sensitive information.
29.06.2015 05.08.2015 09.09.2015 05.11.2015 19.01.2016
01.03.2016 04.04.2016 05.05.2016 07.07.2016 21.07.2016
06.10.2016 07.12.2016 24.01.2017 13.03.2017 15.05.2017
17.07.2017 01.11.2017 31.01.2018 06.03.2018 26.04.2018
Redacted minutes of the Southborough Hub Working Group Meetings – It is necessary to take out any commercially sensitive information.
04.09.2013 04.11.2013 13.12.2013 04.04.2014 03.06 2014
02.09.2014 30.09.2014 02.12.2014 06.01.2015 03.03.2015
28.04.2015 02.06 2015 14.07.2015 01.09.2015 06.10.2015
03.11.2015 01.12.2015 05.02.2016 01.03.2016 05.04.2016
06.05.2016 07.06.2016 07.07.2016 02.08.2016 02.09.2016
05.10.2016 02.11.2016 02.12.2016 10.01.2017 02.02.2017
03.03.2017 04.04.2017 06.06.2017 04.07.2017 15.08.2017
05.09.2017 03.10.2017 07.11.2017 05.12.2017 06.02.2018
06.03.2018 01.05.2018 05.06.2018 07.08.2018
Collaboration Agreement (signed 04.07.2016)
Southborough Community Hub – Viability Presentation (03.10.14)
Draft Business Plan (24.04.17)
Risk Register (31.01.18)