Broughton school’s hockey pitch back on planning agenda

Posted on - 26th August, 2014 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Broughton, Preston News, Schools
Broughton College's proposed pitch layout

Broughton College’s proposed pitch layout

Broughton residents are preparing to do battle with a local school once again over a new sports pitch.


The hockey pitch proposed by Broughton business and enterprise college was deferred at the August planning meeting after councillors said they were unable to make a decision.

The planning committee said there had not been enough consultation with local residents or clear enough plans set out.

Now revised plans are due to be heard at the upcoming September planning committee when the school is expected to show a management plan for the site.

Residents raised concerns about traffic, along with Preston Rural East councillor Neil Cartwright, and also about the usage of the hockey pitch at peak times and the access from Sandygate Lane which forms a short section of the Guild Wheel route

Chris Morris, headteacher at the school, said they wanted to create a first-class hockey facility and inspire more children to play the sport.

It has received nearly £500,000 in funding for the pitch, including a grant from the National Hockey Association.

The school is expected to present updated plans at the meeting which address the issues raised by residents.

The plans are recommended for approval by city council planning officers and will be heard at the Town Hall on Monday 1 September from 10am.

Do you live in the area? Do you have children at the school? What do you think of the proposals? Let us know in the comments below

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