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Club House Development

24th February 2015

Delays, delays and more delays however we are happy to report that completion of the land Transfer took place today.
It’s been a long haul, 9½years in fact since we first mooted the idea to Anglian Water however it is now a done deal.

12th March 2014

The final transfer documents have now been signed by the Club and have been returned to our solicitors for return to Anglian Waters solicitors’ for them to complete the final counter signing.
Once they have done that, the deal will be complete and they will send us a copy of the complete transfer document.
It’s been a long haul but the end is well and truly in sight now and the future security of tenure for the club has been achieved together with an increase in our land holding.
We will now own just over 15.5 acres of freehold which will enable us to bolster up our balance sheet.
We can also now look forward to the next phase of development of the Club facilities – whatever that might be, with the comfort of the value of the land behind us.


24 November 2011

After various meetings with Anglian Water, we are currently awaiting their next action with regard to a planning application they are supposed to be submitting for a development of affordable housing on the land they own at the road frontage end of the rugby field. This was supposed to be submitted around July August time this year but to date has not materialized.

The current proposals by the Council, for which consultation is currently taking place, do not show the rugby ground as a Potential Development Area and instead show it as a Potential Protected Open Space.

Further discussions will be sought with Anglian Water in the next couple of months


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13th January 2011

We have recently had a meeting with Anglian Water and their proposed land developers - Stepford Homes of Spalding regarding the transfer of land from Anglian Water to Stepford Homes and East Retford Rugby Club. Following a subsequent meeting between Retford Rugby and Stepford it was agreed that Stepford would produce a costing of the proposed Club House Development so that all parties had a base from which we could all work from and develop any cross party funding proposals. This is due to be produced by the end of January 2011.


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23rd June 2010


We have signed a new lease with Anglian Water for a 12 month period for the land that we currently lease from them and in addition for the land which we will inherit under the proposed "Land Swop" - always assuming that we can come to an agreement with Anglian Water on terms.



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28th April 2010

We have had a meeting with a representative of the RFU and we are planning a meeting with Sport England and the Local Authority in mid May to try and see what the planning restrictions will be in respect of any development on the land fronting the main road. This will have an effect on our discussions with Anglian Water and their agents.



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11th March 2010


We are continuing to have meetings with Anglian Water and their agents Savills in regard to the Land Swop which is the first hurdle to be overcome.
The next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday 17th March 2010



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17th November 2009


We have been granted Conditional Outline Planning Consent.
One of the conditions is that we commence the works within 3 years - so now the real work begins IF we want to go ahead with the project.



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17th October 2009


We have been advised that we should get a response to our application by 17th November 2009



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22nd September 2009

An application for Outline Planning consent has been submitted to Bassetlaw District Council today and we now await the outcome.



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17th March 2009


We have now had a reply from the Planning Department and they are intimating that our plans would get a favourable recommendation from them if we incorporate compensatory tree planting (to replace the trees we are intending to remove) and the planting of an additional tree screen on the railway embankment side of the field.
We have asked our tree expert to prepare a tree planting proposal and when that is complete, we shall ask the membership for permission to apply for outline planning permission.



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19th February 2009


An application for their initial observations on our future plans has been submitted to the Planning Department at Bassetlaw District Council on 19th February 2009.
This was accompanied by a Tree Report commissioned from an approved Arboricultural Consultant together with an outline plan and photographs of the area.
The reason for this is to obtain an initial planning view of the proposal to see if the department has any objections or recommendations, before we go to the cost of submitting an outline planning application which will cost in the region of £900.00.

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