PLANS to install new play facilities at a Bournemouth school have been approved.

Ambitions Academy Trust has successfully secured permission to build a multi-use games area on land at the Bournemouth Adult Learning Centre site.

The adult learning centre was recently converted back to a school. The Longspee Ensbury Park Campus in Ensbury Avenue has space for up to 48 pupils with special educational needs.

The proposal will result in the loss of two established planted beds, however, a report by a BCP Council planning officer said: “The school educational use and pupil welfare benefits from the proposed MUGA are considered to outweigh the harms of the loss.”

Council officers approved the scheme under delegated powers.