Oakwood Primary School has applied for planning permission to construct a new multi-use games area.

An application was submitted for the Oakwood Drive school on June 30, and residents have until the end of December to comment or object to the proposals.

A 20m x 12m area would be created, including plain green sports grass enclosed by a two-metre high metal perimeter.

Herts Advertiser: The proposed games area at Oakwood Primary School.The proposed games area at Oakwood Primary School. (Image: Property Tectonics / St Albans City & District Council)

The games area will be situated on land that is currently owned by the school, as far away as possible from residential properties on Oakwood Drive.

A design and access statement included within the plans reads: "The provision of the MUGA (multi-use games area) is required to ensure that appropriate all-year-round external sport and PE activities can be undertaken.


"During the autumn and winter terms specifically, but also during spring term, access for external sport activities and PE lessons is limited due to weather conditions preventing the use of the existing external hard and soft landscaped areas."

The statement also confirms that the MUGA will only be used during school hours, and will not be let to external parties.

The application can be viewed by using reference 5/2023/1402 on the St Albans City and District Council planning portal.

Herts Advertiser: The exterior of Oakwood Primary School, St Albans.The exterior of Oakwood Primary School, St Albans. (Image: Google Maps)