Decision details

Consultation Draft - Tonbridge Racecourse Sportsground Management Plan

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Community Services

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: Yes


(Report of Director of Street Scene, Leisure and Technical Services)


The report presented a draft Management Plan for Tonbridge Racecourse Sportsground and sought Member comment prior to formal public consultation.


Members noted that the existing five-year Management Plan expired in December 2023, and therefore needed to be reviewed and updated for the next five years.  The draft Plan was intended to provide guidance and direction for the management of the Sportsground and be used to inform future maintenance and development of the site. 


Particular reference was made to the Plan having been developed in line with the criteria of the Green Flag Award, a national standard for parks and open spaces, and Members noted that a section of the Plan dealt specifically with environmental management of the site which was a key criterion for the Award. 


Following consideration by the Communities and Environment Scrutiny Select Committee, the Cabinet Member for Community Services resolved that: 


(1)     the draft Tonbridge Racecourse Sportsground Management Plan, attached at Annex 1, be taken forward for public consultation.

Publication date: 09/02/2024

Date of decision: 07/02/2024

Decided at meeting: 07/02/2024 - Communities and Environment Scrutiny Select Committee

Effective from: 17/02/2024

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