Calne Town Council is to relocate the rugby pitch at town's recreation ground to the adjacent Potter’s Field.

The plans, submitted to Wiltshire Council include a professional renovation of the playing surface, installation of permanent perimeter fencing, equipment storage container and demountable high ball-stop mesh fencing, used only during rugby games to mitigate the risk to neighbouring properties.

A new overflow car parking site will be located to the side of The Recreation Ground, at Hillcroft, which will be used during match days and marshalled by stewards on the site.

Jeannette Young, Director of Council Services at Calne Town Council, said “After months of successful consultations with the different clubs involved and setbacks due to coronavirus, we find ourselves being able to take this exciting physical first step to start redeveloping the site for the benefit of the whole community.

“The initial phase will help Calne Town Council in its mission to return the Recreation Ground site to its’ designated Pleasure Ground use. We look forward to sharing our vision for the site with the community.”