July 10, 2018 4.27 pm This story is over 64 months old

City councillors set to approve 3G football pitches

New sports facilities look set for approval

City councillors have been recommended to approve two artificial football pitches at Lincoln leisure centres.

The plans would see the pitches set up at Yarborough Leisure Centre, Riseholme Road, and Birchwood Leisure Centre, Birchwood Avenue.

City of Lincoln Council lodged the applications in an effort to improve sporting facilities in the city.

Members of the authority’s planning committee will make a decision on the proposals on Wednesday, July 18.

The Yarborough Leisure Centre pitch site.

The applications seek to install artificial pitches at both sites which would provide football training and playing space.

The city council hopes the plans will help to increase use of the pitch by local schools, junior and youth football clubs, as well as community groups.

Further proposals would see fencing and the installation of floodlights around the perimeter of the pitches.

Surfacing Standards Limited is carrying out the application on behalf of the city council.

Site plan for the pitch at Birchwood Leisure Centre.

The company said that the artificial pitch will be more durable and provide a better playing surface  for winter conditions.

Assistant Director for Health and Environment Services at City of Lincoln Council, Simon Colburn, said previously: “As part of the council’s commitment to promoting healthy, active lifestyles in Lincoln, we are excited to be working on two great improvements at our leisure centres.

“The new artificial pitches will allow players of all ages to enjoy football all-year-round, and the new running track at Yarborough Leisure Centre will ensure the local athletic stars of the future can train in the best possible environment.”