Tuesday 1 April 2008 

Planning Consent Received For Rose Bowl Development

Eastleigh Borough Council have unanimously approved The Rose Bowl's planning application for the £45 million development of the site.

The development will include the construction of two new spectator stands providing covered seating for a further 5,000 spectators together with a range of hospitality, media and spectator facilities.

In addition, a 175-bedroom hotel will be built around the northern end of the bowl, overlooking the pitch. The hotel will contain a high class spa and extensive conferencing facilities. At major cricket matches, all of the hotels pitch-facing rooms will convert to hospitality suites or world-class media facilities.

Finally, the existing 9-hole Golf Course will be transformed into a fabulous 18-hole course with a number of spectacular 'signature' holes.

Rod Bransgrove, Rose Bowl plc Chairman said 'This decision is good news for The Rose Bowl and English cricket in general as it represents one more important step on our journey to build a truly world class stadium and the first Model Test Match ground.'

Glenn Delve, Rose Bowl plc Group Managing Director added 'I would like to thank the Members of Eastleigh Borough Council for approving our application which allows us to move to the next stage in the development of this fabulous stadium, a facility which will bring enormous economic, social, sporting and community benefits to Eastleigh and South Hampshire in general.

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