Planning permission was granted by St Albans City and District Council (16th Jan 2017) for a full size 3G pitch to be built at Roundwood Park School. Councillors voted 6 in favour and 1 against approving the application. A massive thank you to everyone who played a part in achieving this, from submitting comments to the planning website, to coming along to the hearing, to signing the petitions.
We will now finalise our application to the FA and approach other fundholding bodies to ask for financial support for the construction of the pitch as well as launching a joint fundraising programme with Harpenden Colts.
Following the successful planning decision, Roundwood Park School and Harpenden Colts will seek funding from a number of sources including The National Lottery and Sports England and will then complete our application to the Football Association by April. We hope our bid will be successful and would anticipate hearing the outcome by July. At that point our governing body will discuss and decide on how the school will cover the remainder of our own contribution to the construction costs. Watch this space for updates!