Wisbech Grammar School set to move playing fields

Wisbech Grammar School is set to move its playing fields closer to the school.

Wisbech Grammar School is set to move its playing fields closer to the school.

The National Trust, which is the landowner of both existing and proposed playing field sites, is assisting the school with the necessary planning permission and alterations to tenancy arrangements to enable the land to change from agricultural use to playing field.

Stephen Halls, the bursar at Wisbech Grammar School, said: 'By taking on the lease of the agricultural land and converting it to sports use, it will allow us not only to expand our overall sporting provision, but also to consolidate all of our activities onto the one site, thus making it easier for pupils to access without the need to cross the busy Harecroft Road.'

The School will shortly be submitting a planning application to Fenland District Council to change the use of the currently arable land to playing pitches.


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Teresa Squires, who manages Peckover House for the National Trust, said: 'Alexandrina Peckover left her Wisbech estate to the National Trust with the express wish that the residents of Wisbech have access to green space for sport and recreation.'

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