School withdraws sports facility planning application

A PRIMARY school has withdrawn its application for a sports facility after residents raised concerns about noise.

Kelvedon St Mary’s Academy School, in Docwra Road, Kelvedon wanted to build a multi-use sports area, surrounded by a 10ft-high fence, on its playing field. However the school has withdrawn the application after Braintree Council, which received 73 objections from residents, warned it was likely to be refused.

Pam Sharp, environmental health officer at the council, said: “In view of the very close vicinity to nearby residential gardens, this development has the potential to cause noise disturbance.”

The playground would not have been used after 5pm on school days. It has not decided if it will resubmit the proposals.

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2:22am Thu 2 Jan 14

Boris says...

What on earth is the matter with the local residents that they don't want children to play sports? Are they determined that their children shall be even more obese than they are themselves?
What on earth is the matter with the local residents that they don't want children to play sports? Are they determined that their children shall be even more obese than they are themselves? Boris

12:20pm Thu 2 Jan 14

Ozzie says...

Not only would a sporting outlet be a good and healthy activity, it also has many other benefits including improving the wellbeing of young people and reduces inactivity and increases social stimulation and interpersonal communication skills, something sorely lacking in the development of our young people. The 79 objections are so short-sighted.
Not only would a sporting outlet be a good and healthy activity, it also has many other benefits including improving the wellbeing of young people and reduces inactivity and increases social stimulation and interpersonal communication skills, something sorely lacking in the development of our young people. The 79 objections are so short-sighted. Ozzie

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