DEVELOPERS apologise for delays of opening of a new sports pavilion in Romsey.

Developer Barratt David Wilson Homes is working with Test Valley Borough Council who will manage the day-to-day operation of Ganger Farm Sports Pavilion and associated sports pitches at the Kings Chase development, to speed up the delivery of the pavilion which they had hoped would be ready in time for the winter sports season.

It is believed the delay comes from issues in the designs of an external staircase.

Julian Jones, development director at Barratt David Wilson Southampton said: "Together with the council, we are committed to delivering a first-class sporting facility at the Kings Chase development in Romsey.

“This is the culmination of more than five years of public participation, planning applications and construction to deliver a facility that Romsey can be rightly proud of and that fills a gap in the sporting ‘offer’ in the town."

Test Valley Borough Council planning portfolio holder, councillor Nick Adams-King, said: “While we’re disappointed that there have been unforeseen design delays in TVBC taking over the building and the community being able to use the state-of-the-art facilities, hopefully this will happen in the very near future. Ganger Farm has been the product of years of work, consultation, and collaboration and rightly deserves to be enjoyed by the town.”