Plans to extend a football pitch site look set to get the go ahead, despite neighbours kicking off over the plans.
The Lancashire Football Association wants to expand the facilities at its County Ground in Thurston Road, Leyland due to increasing demand.
The plans are for two small sided sports pitches, fencing and eight flood light pylons on the site.
They are due to go before South Ribble Council’s planning committee next Wednesday and are recommend for approval.
The recommendation comes despite objections from neighbours, hoping to get the plans booted out.
Letters of objection have been sent to the council by local residents, from neighbouring Pembroke Place and Haydock Avenue. Their objections relate to noise disturbance, the proximity of the pitches to houses, loss of amenity caused by the floodlights and the impact on the Sandy Lane Conservation Area.
Football bosses want to use the pitches between 9am and 10pm Monday to Friday and 10am until 9pm on Saturday, Sundays and bank holidays.
The application has been called before the planning committee because of issues raised with regards to residential amenity, and the proposals proximity to Sandy Lane Conservation Area.
A report due before the council states: “This proposal is considered to negatively impact upon residential amenity, the visual and heritage status of Sandy Lane Conservation Area and the sentiments of the Central Lancashire Playing Pitch Strategy. On balance however, and taking all other aspects of the proposal into account, Committee is requested to approved this application subject to the imposition of conditions.”