Full-sized 3G sports pitch planned for Richmond School

The new pitch would be build on the school playing fields.

Plans have been submitted for a full-sized 3G sports pitch at Richmond School which would be available for use by the school and the community.

The school is seeking planning permission for the pitch which would be situated on the playing fields near its existing all-weather pitch.

The pitch would be big enough for games of 11v11 football for juniors and adults.

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Documents submitted with the plans to Richmondshire District Council state: “This application seeks planning permission to create a new external Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) in order to contribute to the improvement of sporting and recreational facilities at Richmond School.

“The provision of a new AGP will provide increased usage in comparison to the existing grassed football pitch, for benefit of the academy, football clubs, partner organisations and community groups in the surrounding Richmond area, including local junior and youth football clubs to gain the maximum football developmental outcomes; both during the day and during evenings and at weekends via pre-arranged and structured community access.

“The new AGP will offer a variety of football pitches and training areas within the same enclosed playing space to support development plans into grassroots football.”

The pitch will have a p[itch barrier of between 1.2m and 2m, and a 4.5m perimeter fence.

Eight 17m floodlight polls are also proposed.

The documents conclude: “The proposed development will not cause any significant harm to the character of the area or have a detrimental impact on the private amenity of the adjoining residents due to an undue impact from noise and light pollution.

“Traffic movement to and from the proposed Artificial Grass Pitch (AGP) will be such that they would not overlap or create undue congestion within the surrounding vicinity of the application site and therefore not result in an increase in demand for off-street parking or have a detrimental impact on highway safety.

“The proposed AGP would be available for use by partner organisations and community groups organised by Richmond School.”

To view the plans click here.