Primary school receives go-ahead for new sports pitch
- Credit: Archant
A Martlesham primary school has received the green light to construct a multi-use sports pitch on its grounds.
Gorseland Primary School, in Deben Avenue, Martlesham Heath, submitted proposals for the facility to East Suffolk Council in October last year.
The school said the area planned for the games area gets muddy in the winter and cannot be used due to an uneven surface, which could cause injuries.
The proposed facility would be floodlit and measure 36.6m by 22m.
Planning documents submitted with the proposals said the pitch would be available for use by the community while allowing the school to "enhance" its PE curriculum.
You may also want to watch:
The documents added: "We have identified a grass area that currently is unsuitable for use due to an uneven surface that could cause injury to children.
"A full sized netball and tennis facility will provide our children with a much needed all-year round sports facility which will benefit their health and wellbeing and allow use by the wider community."
- 1 Tankers on their way to Suffolk as the government unveils action plan
- 2 The 72 postcode areas where Covid infection rates are rising
- 3 More Suffolk petrol stations closed as PM plans action
- 4 Lorry overturns after crashing into office building - warning over delays
- 5 Lorry drivers being offered up to £60,000 and other bonuses as shortage bites
- 6 Stu says: Five observations following Ipswich's 1-1 draw with Sheffield Wednesday
- 7 Seven spots to visit on the Suffolk Coast this autumn
- 8 Explained: What is causing the long queues at petrol stations?
- 9 Church brings a new Hope to former Ipswich Odeon cinema
- 10 Louis Theroux documentary on White House Farm murder premieres tonight
East Suffolk planners gave the scheme the go-ahead last week.