Copthorne Recreation Ground Rejuvenation

We have exciting plans to rejuvenate Copthorne Recreation Ground

Our immediate plan is to completely revamp the playground by doubling it's size, improving the design and layout and creating a space that is inclusive of our community. With the support of Sports and Play Consultancy Ltd we now have an initial design for the new playground. 

Longer term plans include a new MUGA (multi use games area) to support various sports including recreational football, basketball and others. And further down the line, we wish to provide a new car park at the front of the recreation ground. 

Planning Application

Our Planning Application for the Rejuvenation of Copthorne Recreation Ground is now available to view and comment on via the Mid Sussex District Council planning portal Search for the application using the reference DM/23/2251


Great News! We have managed to secure £164,300 of Section 106 monies from Mid Sussex District Council for the development of the MUGA (multi-use games area) on Copthorne Rec. Section 106 monies are put aside by developers to provide community infrastructure.

We are still waiting to hear about our Community Ownership Fund application for the development of the playground and the outcome of our planning application. We will update you once we know more.

Drop In Sessions

We want our community to have their say and tell us what think about the plans so we held drop in session in September and November 2023 here at The Parish Hub in Copthorne.

From this


Current photo of Copthorne Rec Playground

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Copthorne Rec Playground Design