Primary school plans new all-weather sports pitch


A local primary school is planning to construct a multi use games area (MUGA) to complement and increase its current sporting provision.

Gorsey Bank Primary School has applied for planning permission to construct the MUGA on an area of the school playing field which is situated behind the main school building.

The site belongs to the school and is currently a grass playing field with markings and goals for football and a 10-lane running track. The school will re-mark the existing pitches, moving them by up to 5m away from the proposed MUGA.

The new facility will have an artificial surface, enabling the children to play sport in all weather.

The application states "The existing pitch is not used for large periods over the winter months as it becomes too muddy and impractical for the children to use. The AGP will be in use all year around, allowing the children to get more pitch-time to improve their fitness. The AGP will also provide a consistent ball roll and bounce, allowing the children to improve a wider range of skills.

"The school want to play football, hockey and tennis on the MUGA. As part of the proposal the school will also be installing markings on the existing tarmac for tennis and Netball. The MUGA may also be used for general play."

The plans can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for planning reference 17/6237M. The last date for submitting comments is 1st February 2018 and a decision is expected by 7th February 2018.

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