One of West Leeds’ leading junior football clubs has been given the green light by Leeds City Council to improve their pitch and facilities in Queens Park.
Pudsey Juniors Football Club is based in the eastern section of Queens Park and has successfully applied to re-grade and level the existing football pitch, which currently sits on a slope.
The proposals also include three steel storage units, one of which will be in use by Pudsey Juniors to store football equipment while the second will house equipment in order to maintain the pitches.
There will also be a welfare unit, which will contain a small kitchenette and a toilet.
A design and access statement accompanying the planning application said the proposals would lead to better facilities. The statement, by AAH Planning Consultants, added:
“The application does not seek any change in the site area, but to simply level the existing soil and re-provide the existing pitches, improving the surface of the pitches, as well as providing two storage units and a welfare unit.”
Approving the planning application, a Leeds City Council planning officer’s report concluded:
“The proposals are not considered to have a significant detrimental impact on neighbouring residential amenity nor the character or appearance of the Pudsey Conservation Area.”
WLD first reported on the plans in June.