Every new sports pitch, track, or MUGA will require planning permission before being built. The planning process from presentation to decision usually takes between eight to twelve weeks and there is a volume of information required prior to an application being submitted.
Applicants must show that the facility being planned either enhances existing facilities by improving their quality (for example, a grass football pitch upgraded to a 3G pitch that could be used more days per year), or provides a new facility that is fit to meet the demand for increased future participation.
CAD drawing of proposed sand-dressed MUGA for John Spendluffe Technology College
England Hockey attend opening of Blakedown's sand-dressed pitch at North Oxfordshire Academy
Johann Cruyff, Robin van Persie, and Dennis Bergkamp attend opening ceremony of Blakedown's Cruyff Foundation 3G pitch at Elthorne Park, Islington
An astroturf hockey pitch built by Blakedown Sport & Play
Blakedown's 3G pith at Hartpury College
Blakedown begin work on the astroturf pitch at Monkton Combe School in Bath
3G rugby and football pitch at Penryn RFC
Multi-use games area at Parc y Werin
Planning applications must consider the impact of fencing and floodlighting on the surrounding locality
Blakedown can assist with planning permission for constructing athletics tracks
Our international hockey pitch at Magdalen College, Oxford
Sport England are consulted on any planning application affecting playing field land. As one of only six Sport England approved contractors for the construction of synthetic sports facilities, Blakedown Sport & Play have the knowledge and expertise to advise on all aspects of the planning process and on Sport England's own planning policy.
As well as providing planning advice ourselves, we can also put clients in touch with an independent consultant for information about facilities planning in their local area.