Memorial garden could become games pitch at Northampton primary school

A Northampton primary school's memorial garden could be converted into a multi-use games area within a year.

Monday, 21st May 2018, 7:20 pm
Updated Friday, 8th June 2018, 8:40 am
Delapre Abbey Primary SChool plan to convert a memorial garden into a multi-games area.

A plan to redesign the 900-metre-square field at the back of Delapre Primary School, off Rotehrsthorpe Road, has been submitted to the borough council.

It includes a proposal to convert the garden into a multi-use pitch that can be used to play tennis, football and netball.

The games area would be enclosed by a three-metre fence and replace the existing field, which currently is only equipped with football nets and seats.

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However, the field is also enclosed on three sides by houses and the plans point out "the potential for local residents to be subjected to adverse noise annoyance". A full noise survey has been requested.

A consultation on the plans is open until June 8.