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Fulwood school submits plans for new all-weather sports pitch

Posted on - 15th July, 2014 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Brookfield, Fulwood, News, Schools
The new all-weather sports pitch would be built on part of the existing playing fields

The new all-weather sports pitch would be built on part of the existing playing fields

A new sports pitch could be built at a Fulwood school.

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Highfield Priority school and nursey has lodged plans to create a multi-use games area, with an artificial pitch allowing all-year use.

The pitch would allow a host of different sports to be played by the school, which suffers from drainage issues on its current playing fields leaving it regularly waterlogged and unusable.

A statement from the school said: “An all weather pitch would allow the local community and the school to maximise the use of the sports field to improve fitness levels, participation and sporting ability.

“There are no other facilities in the immediate area, school pupils and local residents have to travel to other venues to participate in hockey, football and netball.”

A spectators area is included in the plans

A spectators area is included in the plans

The school on Fulwood Row says it would offer the pitches to local community sports clubs and residents from after 6pm, and for use at weekends too.

A number of residential properties back onto the proposed pitch, which will have floodlights.

Artist impression of the pitches at night

Artist impression of the pitches at night

Plans from the Frank Whittle Partnership explain how the proposed pitches would have 3m walls to stop balls and other equipment escaping.

They are also proposing to angle the floodlights to ensure light does not spill into the properties on Church Row.

Anyone wishing to comment on the plans can do so via the council website or by emailing devcon@preston.gov.uk by Friday 25 July quoting reference 06/2014/0462.

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