Cambridgeshire - Bats put sports plan in a flap

13th August 2010 at 01:00

Long-eared bats have halted a planning application for a #163;400,000 all-weather sports pitch at a school.

Ecologists say the floodlighting from the pitch, planned for Orton Longueville School in Peterborough, Cambridgeshire, could disturb the animals in nearby woodland.

A new survey will now have to be carried out to find out how the lights will affect the bats.

Campaigners battling to stop the floodlit sport pitch being built near their homes have cautiously welcomed the news.

They are hoping the Peterborough City Council will rethink its plans because of their concerns about their homes being affected by noise from the pitch.

Resident Celia Ireland, 68, said: "I'm not confident they will find in our favour.

"We were hoping they would consider moving the pitch because of the noise. We have had a lot of support from people living around Peterborough, so we hope they will do it not just for the animals, but for the residents, too." ib.

Subscribe to get access to the content on this page.

If you are already a Tes/ Tes Scotland subscriber please log in with your username or email address to get full access to our back issues, CPD library and membership plus page.

Not a subscriber? Find out more about our subscription offers.
Subscribe now
Existing subscriber?
Enter subscription number


The guide by your side – ensuring you are always up to date with the latest in education.

Get Tes magazine online and delivered to your door. Stay up to date with the latest research, teacher innovation and insight, plus classroom tips and techniques with a Tes magazine subscription.
With a Tes magazine subscription you get exclusive access to our CPD library. Including our New Teachers’ special for NQTS, Ed Tech, How to Get a Job, Trip Planner, Ed Biz Special and all Tes back issues.

Subscribe now