Stamford Endowed Schools consultation on sports facilities access

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A SCHOOL has scheduled a consultation with its neighbours to discuss the possible expansion of use to its sports 
facilities.

Stamford Endowed Schools opened its new £6.1 million sports complex off Conduit Road to its pupils and staff in June.

The facility includes a 25m swimming pool, a 30 station fitness suit, gymnasium with a sprung floor band changing rooms.

When the project was granted planning permission by South Kesteven District Council one of the conditions was that it could only be used by the school to reduce a build up of traffic and parking along Conduit Road.

However town councillors and the school have been in discussions with the distinct council and Lincolnshire Highways Agency about a possible relaxation of the planning restraints.

To do so the school will have to demonstrate it has “a robust traffic demand management plan” to show that an expansion of the facilities use will not affect traffic or parking along Conduit Road.

It also has to show that it has consulted with its neighbours.

A letter inviting Conduit Road residents to a meeting on October 8 has been sent out.

Action for Stamford Sports Group, which campaigns 
for better sports facilities 
in the town, have recently been pushing for increased use of the schools’ 
facilities for the general public.