Residents opposed to the installation of floodlights at Fulwood Academy have upped their appeal.
Members of a committee set up in opposition to the proposal at the school in Black Bull Lane, Preston, have begun leafleting and door-knocking in the area surrounding the proposed site in a bid to drum up more support.
Fulwood Academy has undergone a £25m overhaul over two years, with a new building on the site of the former Fulwood High School.
And now a proposal has been submitted to Preston City Council for floodlights to be installed on the school’s playing fields where new football pitches are being formed for evening and weekend use.
A spokesman for the committee said; “It is a real imposition to put the new sports facility and floodlights where they have planned
“Time is short now so we wanted to give people in the area the opportunity to air their views.”
The committee holds weekly meetings at a variety of different locations in the community and say more people need to be aware of the planning application.
“The information is there if you’re looking for it but not many residents are aware of what will be happening.
“This is why we’re going to be posting flyers and speaking to people.
“We’re not trying to railroad anyone, if people are opposed to the plans or they welcome them, that is their opinion, but we want everyone to have all the information.”
A planning application was accepted for the floodlight proposals on August 9 and residents have until September 5 to comment on the plans.