Nottinghamshire YMCA have submitted a planning application for a multi-million pound sports and community village on Bowbridge Road in Newark.
The village will combine sports and community and the plans include facilities for a myriad of sports, as well as arts, music and food and would provide opportunities for communities and generations across the county.
Newark and Sherwood District Council selected Nottinghamshire YMCA as its partner for the new Sports and Community Village last year.
Site plans include a 750m closed road cycle circuit, 3G sports pitches, tennis courts, an athletics track and a skate park.
In addition, there will be a dedicated strength and conditioning space, a 12m high climbing wall, a nursery, creative arts studios and digital media suites. A large on-site cafe promises freshly prepared seasonal produce.
The project has already attracted great support and interest from local sports clubs and schools who have all fed in to the impressive plans.
The project team are working with prospective funders to make the plans a reality, should the planning application be approved.
Steve Scott, children’s and family support manager at Nottinghamshire YMCA, said: “Now that we’ve submitted the plans we can really showcase what we want to deliver.
“We’d love for people to come to us and talk about how they can be part of this amazing project. We’re already in conversations with the FA and Sport England.
“This is going to be a destination venue for sports and communities; we’re hoping to work with some really influential people and organisations.”
The site is next to the existing Newark Sports and Fitness centre run by Active4Today, which has an impressive gym suite and swimming pool.
The sites will complement each other, offering an incredibly broad range of activities and services between them.
Andy Carolan, managing director of Active4Today, said: “Active4Today are looking forward to the exciting development which is being proposed by the YMCA.
“Alongside the activities offered at the Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, this development will provide excellent opportunities for the community, in improving health, fitness and wellbeing.”
YMCA hope to hear back on the status of their application by the end of the year and to start work in 2018.