Installation of floodlighting at Pitstone Pavilion

The parish council owns and manages the sports pavilion on Marsworth Road which provides the home ground for 2 x senior football teams and 7 x junior football teams for both training and matches.  To comply with the regulations of the Spartan South Midland Football League the parish council has applied for planning permission to erect illumination to the senior football pitch to be utilised if the teams are allocated an evening match.  The project will also see the installation of back lighting on the same columns to provide an area of illumination on the junior football pitch which all the clubs can utilise for year round evening training (at present they need to relocate to alternative sites once the clocks change in October).  Both sets of lights will be controlled separately, so each will only be utilised when bookings require.  All lights are angled towards the pitch, to reduce light pollution and dissipation outside the grounds – full details of the lux levels can be found in the planning application if you wish to view them.  It is anticipated that the lights would only be operational between the hours of 16.00 and 21.45 on days during the week when booked by the clubs.  This enables after school sessions for the junior football teams and allows for extra-time during cup matches.  No late-night operation would be permitted.

Full details can be found here:

Please submit your comments to the planning authority via the above link by 7 September 2020, and email a copy to the parish council via by noon on 20 August 2020 so that we can also take your feedback into consideration.

Please also note that the actual procurement and installation can only progress once grant applications and fundraising events generate sufficient funds to enable the project.   However, many grant providers require planning permission to be in place before they will consider applications, hence the current application.


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