Council planners have given the green light to plans for a new multi-use games area (MUGA) for children to play in.
Greenhill Primary School, off Gamble Hill Drive, Bramley will install the pitch on an underused grass area which is used on weekdays between 9am and 6pm, Saturdays 9am to 12pm. The pitch will be 30 metres long by 15 metres wide and enclosed by a 3m-metre-high mesh fence.
A planning statement accompanying the application stated: “The existing grass area has limited use due to the naturally occurring UK inclement weather that is experienced. This severely limits the areas effective utilisation and therefore this application would effectively increase opportunities to use the facilities for a broader range of activities over an extended period of time.”
Council planning officers approved the application, subject to a number of conditions. An officer’s report concluded: “The proposed design solution is considered to be acceptable and the impact of the development on the living conditions of surrounding residents has been considered and safeguarded.
“In terms of wider planning issues, the proposed development is considered to be acceptable in planning terms and lies within an area of sufficient size to accommodate such a proposal without having a detrimental impact upon both the visual and residential amenity of the area as well as its general character.
The plans can be read in full here.