June 2018 WBC released the following press release:

(Newbury Football Ground) will be temporarily unavailable while the Council surveys
the site to assess its condition and safety, and to put in place the arrangements
to allow the community to use it. Subject to the results of the survey work we
aim to have the site open in September and will be making it freely available
to the public as a multi-use games area. While residents may choose to use it
for multiple different sports, it will be marked up with two five-a-side
pitches for those wanting to play football.

Residents will be able to simply turn up
and use the space rather than needing to book in advance. These arrangements
will be kept under review by West Berkshire Council to ensure the facility is
being used responsibly.

Question: What evidence
did WBC take into account and what consultation took place to support the
decision as outlined in the press release above?

but on the night…. unfortunately Cllr James Fredrickson failed to answer it 🙁