Cardinal Newman Catholic School welcomes parents and neighbours to consultation event
Cardinal Newman Catholic School in Hove discussed plans for a new all-weather astroturf pitch with parents and neighbours at a consultation event held at the school last week.
The drop-in exhibition offered a detailed look at the plans as well as the opportunity for any questions to be answered by the school’s senior leadership team and project architects, Brighton firm Morgan Carn.
The school’s Principal, Dr James Kilmartin, said, “It’s been a pleasure to talk about our exciting new plans to improve our sports facilities with parents and neighbours. The response has been supportive and we’ve appreciated the chance to address a few important matters face-to-face.”
Attendees were pleased to hear that all existing trees will be preserved as recommended by a recent arboriculture report.
The school governors clarified that the proposed new pitch will be within the walled grounds immediately south-west of the school and will not encroach on the adjacent BHASVIC playing field. They also explained that the school is keen to offer use of the new pitch to local primary feeder schools, as well as to various youth sports teams in across the city.
Dr Kilmartin continued, “With our plans still at an early stage, we wanted to hear the community’s ideas and aspirations for the site so we could incorporate their advice into the proposal.”
Cardinal Newman Catholic School will shortly submit a planning application to Brighton & Hove City Council for the installation of the playing surface with associated changing facilities.
For more information and to view the plans, please visit the school website: www.cncs.co.uk.