School sports facilities given go-ahead
A SCHOOL has been given the goahead to build additional sporting facilities despite concerns from nearby residents.
Queen Elizabeth’s Hospital school can now move forward with its plans to replace grass sports pitches with artificial surfaces at its sports ground in Failand, North Somerset.
The proposals included an allweather hockey pitch and four tennis or netball courts, as well as floodlighting, perimeter fences and storage areas.
North Somerset Council’s plan- ning committee approved the scheme at a meeting on Wednesday.
This was despite objections from more than a dozen local residents, as well as Long Ashton Parish Council and the two ward councillors who sit on the planning committee.
The main objection related to the proposed location of the hockey pitch, which would be built on the far north west corner of the site just a stone’s throw away from residents living at Longwood Orchard and directly across from those living at Longwood House.