FOOTBALL GOLF COULD BE ESTABLISHED AT TAPNELL FARM

Football golf could be coming to an Isle of Wight tourist attraction.

Tapnell Farm is asking planners for permission to change the use of one its fields into an 18-hole football golf course.

The course would span 6.92 acres and planning agents, BCM, say there would be no material change to the look of the grassland, apart from the mowing of the actual holes.

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The tourist hotspot is adding the new attraction to create something that can be used during the COVID pandemic when it is safe and legal to do so, as the course and those working on it can ensure social distancing in a large, outdoor entertainment area.

Agents said the farm was considering the attraction to improve the tourism economy. The football golf course if approved, would be the first one on the Island.

Public bridleway Y10 runs across the proposed course but should be accessible to the public.

The Isle of Wight Council’s rights of way team argues the path would be affected as horses could be spooked by the activity going on around them.

Officers are asking horse-proof fencing and gates be installed either side of the path, with gravel put down to avoid the surface becoming worn, wet and muddy.

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The rights of way team is also asking that football golfers be stopped when, and if, horses use the path.

To view or comment on the application (20/02210/FUL), you can view the council’s planning portal. Comments will be accepted until 5th February.

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Gentle-man farmer
Gentle-man farmer
4 months ago

thems wance a gro spuds
or turnups
moor use eatin
thun game play

Mr justice
Mr justice
4 months ago

Dont waste your money! Wont fit in with the NEW NORM!!

Hank Stevens
Hank Stevens
4 months ago

So you could say “back of the put”?!
I’ll get my coat

freeloaders
freeloaders
4 months ago

come on..seen it before – change it from greenfield to a golf course that apparently wont affect the environment – then it is classed as brownfield commercial – give it a year or two, the golf course will close as it was loss making and lo and behold – up springs the benefit hutches on the brownfield site.

Oldbutalive
Oldbutalive
4 months ago

A public right of way goes through this.
I do hope there will be some form of protection for the walkers from mis hit balls.

Rob l
Rob l
4 months ago

Great idea ! Love all the other positive reply’s ,,,,,,,, NOT ,,, typical iow grumps !

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