Noise, traffic and litter fears from residents - but council says yes to new games area

PLANS: St Peter's School Upper School campus on St Catherine's Road

SYMPATHY: Cllr Roger West

First published in News by

AN EXPANDING school in Southbourne has been given permission for a new multi-use games area, to the anger of residents living nearby.

The controversial plans for the games area (MUGA), which originally saw designs for a six-court ground complete with flood lights submitted to the council, concerns secondary school St Peter’s in St Catherine’s Road.

Residents penned 64 letters objecting to the initial proposals, citing fears about a potential increase in traffic, parking problems, litter and noise.

But at Bournemouth Borough Council’s Planning Board meeting on Monday, councillors dismissed their concerns and voted unanimously to support the new scaled-back MUGA.

Councillor Roger West said: “I am sympathetic with the neighbours. However, it is rather like moaning about being underneath Hurn airport. It has been there a long time and it makes a lot of noise.”

Gary Werrey-Easterbrook, who lives in nearby Sunnylands Avenue, called for a number of restrictions to be set, including that the ground must close at 6pm and can only be used by pupils from the school.

He said residents had worries that the MUGA would be used for five-a-side football, adding: “That in particular gives us concern, with the noise and potential for aggressive language.”

Mr Werrey-Easterbrook said neighbours believed the school had been “planning by stealth”.

“Residents have a right to a peaceful life,” he argued. “It’s unacceptable that there could be noise to 9pm.”

Deputy head Martin Egan sought to reassure neighbours, and said: “We have a long history in the community and we have listened very carefully to the concerns raised by that community.”

A redesign of the plans for the MUGA will see the number of tennis and netball courts reduced to four.

It will also be allowed to open only between the hours of 9am and 1pm on Saturdays.

Sport England had objected to the application, claiming it would prejudice the existing playing field and prevent pitches from being marked out.

Even though the plans have been unanimously approved, because of the organisation’s objection they will be referred to the Secretary of State’s National Case Unit for a final decision.

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7:43am Fri 22 Aug 14

kayackie says...

Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!! kayackie
  • Score: 25

8:57am Fri 22 Aug 14

Gordon Cann says...

Is this school expanding because of more people being converted to the Catholic faith? I doubt it

It is perfectly reasonable to ask why we have got to where we are- with what seems to be a lack of preparation by local government ,including Bournemouth, to anticipate the increase in the number of pupils reaching the age of 5 ?
Is this school expanding because of more people being converted to the Catholic faith? I doubt it It is perfectly reasonable to ask why we have got to where we are- with what seems to be a lack of preparation by local government ,including Bournemouth, to anticipate the increase in the number of pupils reaching the age of 5 ? Gordon Cann
  • Score: 2

9:17am Fri 22 Aug 14

Gordon Cann says...

PS now read the article by David Marr in today's Guardian about the activities of Cardinal Pell.
PS now read the article by David Marr in today's Guardian about the activities of Cardinal Pell. Gordon Cann
  • Score: 1

11:26am Fri 22 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
But this will be used outside of school hours. I don't recall schools being open late into the evening. And Cllr West's response is very flippant and arrogant. Another example of where residents no longer have a voice. Come May 2015 I think there will be a whole raft of new Cllrs, the current bunch are more than useless.
[quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]But this will be used outside of school hours. I don't recall schools being open late into the evening. And Cllr West's response is very flippant and arrogant. Another example of where residents no longer have a voice. Come May 2015 I think there will be a whole raft of new Cllrs, the current bunch are more than useless. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 2

12:44pm Fri 22 Aug 14

kayackie says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
But this will be used outside of school hours. I don't recall schools being open late into the evening. And Cllr West's response is very flippant and arrogant. Another example of where residents no longer have a voice. Come May 2015 I think there will be a whole raft of new Cllrs, the current bunch are more than useless.
as i said world full of idiots
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]But this will be used outside of school hours. I don't recall schools being open late into the evening. And Cllr West's response is very flippant and arrogant. Another example of where residents no longer have a voice. Come May 2015 I think there will be a whole raft of new Cllrs, the current bunch are more than useless.[/p][/quote]as i said world full of idiots kayackie
  • Score: 1

12:49pm Fri 22 Aug 14

old git 2 says...

so let me get this right ......
Instead of a grass surface it will be tarmac.
and there will be a basketball goal as well as a football goal at either end?
It is providing an assett to the community by keeping kids from playing foorball in the streets.

people will not travel any more than a mile to get to it as there are plenty of other MUGAs in the area so no additional vehicle traffic

Once it gets dark, it wont be used as its not flood lit.

its on school grounds already so the 'additional' noise will be minimal (900 ish kids during school hrs and 14 out of school hrs!)

What the hell is the issue????
Stop moaning and accept that this will be a good thing for the local kids! you were one once!
so let me get this right ...... Instead of a grass surface it will be tarmac. and there will be a basketball goal as well as a football goal at either end? It is providing an assett to the community by keeping kids from playing foorball in the streets. people will not travel any more than a mile to get to it as there are plenty of other MUGAs in the area so no additional vehicle traffic Once it gets dark, it wont be used as its not flood lit. its on school grounds already so the 'additional' noise will be minimal (900 ish kids during school hrs and 14 out of school hrs!) What the hell is the issue???? Stop moaning and accept that this will be a good thing for the local kids! you were one once! old git 2
  • Score: 10

2:24pm Fri 22 Aug 14

Peggy Babcock says...

God forbid youngsters go out and enjoy themselves and play sport.
God forbid youngsters go out and enjoy themselves and play sport. Peggy Babcock
  • Score: 20

2:52pm Fri 22 Aug 14

penhalereturns says...

kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.
[quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated. penhalereturns
  • Score: -13

4:14pm Fri 22 Aug 14

kayackie says...

penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.
As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!!
[quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.[/p][/quote]As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!! kayackie
  • Score: 4

4:40pm Fri 22 Aug 14

penhalereturns says...

kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.
As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!!
And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.
[quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.[/p][/quote]As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!![/p][/quote]And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself. penhalereturns
  • Score: -9

5:30pm Fri 22 Aug 14

kayackie says...

penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.
As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!!
And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.
When did they invade your home?
As I said ... Idiots etc...
[quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.[/p][/quote]As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!![/p][/quote]And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.[/p][/quote]When did they invade your home? As I said ... Idiots etc... kayackie
  • Score: 3

7:38pm Fri 22 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.
As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!!
And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.
When did they invade your home?
As I said ... Idiots etc...
So you're intelligent response to someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you is to call them an idiot. Says it all really.
[quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.[/p][/quote]As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!![/p][/quote]And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.[/p][/quote]When did they invade your home? As I said ... Idiots etc...[/p][/quote]So you're intelligent response to someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you is to call them an idiot. Says it all really. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 1

7:38pm Fri 22 Aug 14

bobthedestroyer says...

kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.
As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!!
And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.
When did they invade your home?
As I said ... Idiots etc...
So you're intelligent response to someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you is to call them an idiot. Says it all really.
[quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.[/p][/quote]As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!![/p][/quote]And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.[/p][/quote]When did they invade your home? As I said ... Idiots etc...[/p][/quote]So you're intelligent response to someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you is to call them an idiot. Says it all really. bobthedestroyer
  • Score: 1

8:08pm Fri 22 Aug 14

kayackie says...

bobthedestroyer wrote:
kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.
As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!!
And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.
When did they invade your home?
As I said ... Idiots etc...
So you're intelligent response to someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you is to call them an idiot. Says it all really.
No!!! This person said their home was invaded....!!!! Hordes of sport playing schoolchildren invaded his/her home did they.....
As I said....
[quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.[/p][/quote]As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!![/p][/quote]And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.[/p][/quote]When did they invade your home? As I said ... Idiots etc...[/p][/quote]So you're intelligent response to someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you is to call them an idiot. Says it all really.[/p][/quote]No!!! This person said their home was invaded....!!!! Hordes of sport playing schoolchildren invaded his/her home did they..... As I said.... kayackie
  • Score: 2

9:20pm Fri 22 Aug 14

MTSDude says...

Classic, despite 68 objections the plans made by the council run school get approved by the council, Imax anyone??
As one of those very local residents who objected, I wasn't concerned about the additional noise BUT I was and still am concerned by the lies in the first stage plans. The plans stated that the old tennis courts would be used for MUGA emergency car parking ONLY. The next set of plans for school expansion confirm that the use for the old courts is for staff car parking so the Hengistbury road emergency access gates, which is effectively a cul-de-sac, will now be a through road. Also it is confirmed that the new staff car park will be 37 spaces short so where are they going to park, yes that's right in the roads around the 'former' Hengistbury Road cul-de-sac.
Why they don't plan to use the existing entrance of the Broadway main road I don't know.
More proof that you can't trust the council.
'kayackie', judging by your arrogant and ignorant responses then you must work for the council!!
Classic, despite 68 objections the plans made by the council run school get approved by the council, Imax anyone?? As one of those very local residents who objected, I wasn't concerned about the additional noise BUT I was and still am concerned by the lies in the first stage plans. The plans stated that the old tennis courts would be used for MUGA emergency car parking ONLY. The next set of plans for school expansion confirm that the use for the old courts is for staff car parking so the Hengistbury road emergency access gates, which is effectively a cul-de-sac, will now be a through road. Also it is confirmed that the new staff car park will be 37 spaces short so where are they going to park, yes that's right in the roads around the 'former' Hengistbury Road cul-de-sac. Why they don't plan to use the existing entrance of the Broadway main road I don't know. More proof that you can't trust the council. 'kayackie', judging by your arrogant and ignorant responses then you must work for the council!! MTSDude
  • Score: -4

9:48pm Fri 22 Aug 14

penhalereturns says...

kayackie wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.
As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!!
And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.
When did they invade your home?
As I said ... Idiots etc...
So you're intelligent response to someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you is to call them an idiot. Says it all really.
No!!! This person said their home was invaded....!!!! Hordes of sport playing schoolchildren invaded his/her home did they.....
As I said....
Knob.
[quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.[/p][/quote]As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!![/p][/quote]And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.[/p][/quote]When did they invade your home? As I said ... Idiots etc...[/p][/quote]So you're intelligent response to someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you is to call them an idiot. Says it all really.[/p][/quote]No!!! This person said their home was invaded....!!!! Hordes of sport playing schoolchildren invaded his/her home did they..... As I said....[/p][/quote]Knob. penhalereturns
  • Score: 0

2:36pm Sat 23 Aug 14

kayackie says...

penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
bobthedestroyer wrote:
kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
penhalereturns wrote:
kayackie wrote:
Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!!
Build it asap!!!
Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.
As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!!
And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.
When did they invade your home?
As I said ... Idiots etc...
So you're intelligent response to someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you is to call them an idiot. Says it all really.
No!!! This person said their home was invaded....!!!! Hordes of sport playing schoolchildren invaded his/her home did they.....
As I said....
Knob.
Still waiting for proof of the hordes that invaded a home!!!! What a laugh!!
I do not work for the council. I certainly approve of sports pitches that can be used by children...what a bad lady that makes me!! Don't buy a property near a school and complain about people and noise...if you do you are clearly an idiot! That my friends is fact!!
[quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]bobthedestroyer[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]penhalereturns[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]kayackie[/bold] wrote: Live by a school and complain about the noise - the world is full of idiots!!! Build it asap!!![/p][/quote]Easy for you to say when you don't have to put up with the extra noise that will be generated.[/p][/quote]As i said previously...world full of idiots.. add another 1!![/p][/quote]And you are an insensitive **** who has no comprehension of what its like to have a home invaded by inconsiderate other inconsiderate **** of the same ilk as yourself.[/p][/quote]When did they invade your home? As I said ... Idiots etc...[/p][/quote]So you're intelligent response to someone who doesn't share the same opinion as you is to call them an idiot. Says it all really.[/p][/quote]No!!! This person said their home was invaded....!!!! Hordes of sport playing schoolchildren invaded his/her home did they..... As I said....[/p][/quote]Knob.[/p][/quote]Still waiting for proof of the hordes that invaded a home!!!! What a laugh!! I do not work for the council. I certainly approve of sports pitches that can be used by children...what a bad lady that makes me!! Don't buy a property near a school and complain about people and noise...if you do you are clearly an idiot! That my friends is fact!! kayackie
  • Score: 1

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