March 31, 2011 1.26 pm This story is over 154 months old

New running track for city academy

Track and field: A secondary school in Lincoln will be expanding its sports facilities.

Lincoln’s The Priory Academy LSST is looking to expand its sporting facilities by adding an all-weather running field.

The track will be made up of eight lanes and span 400 meteres, as will as one side of the track especially for 100 meter sprints.

It will also be a floodlit track, allowing use at all times of the day, with a terraced viewing area.

The two-hectare field belongs to the secondary school, but currently is just an open space grass playing field. A rugby pitch to the side of the field will be kept.

However, there will be a couple of pitches that will be built over — these will be replaced with better pitches elsewhere on the field.

The running track will be in addition to the new accommodation and sports centre that has started being built already.

LSST, on Cross O’Cliff Hill, are regenerating the field in order to meet Sport England‘s playing field standards.

A decision on whether the plans can go ahead will be made on June 7 by the county’s planning committee.