This week we have received planning approval to install the new Phillips floodlights on courts 1, 2, 4, 5 and 14.
We had submitted an application for a variation in planning condition with respect to the proposed replacement floodlights and had expected a decision before Christmas. Sadly the planners were 8 weeks later than their target decision date, but the good news is that approval has now been received.
We are now working through some details with our supplier and hope to be signing a contract shortly. Thereafter we will have circa an eight week lead time until installation. The lights will then be tested and adjustments made (if required) in order to meet the approved designs.
Once the lights are available, members will be able to book a floodlit court on an ad hoc basis via a booking system. More news about this nearer the time.
It has been a long journey to arrive at this stage but after a successful trial in December we are hopeful that we will have a great lighting solution.
Thanks to you all for your patience during this period.