Project overview

Client:  Highfield Priory
Location:   Preston
Sector: Education
Project status:  Completed

PWA Planning was engaged by Highfield Priory Independent School and Nursery to provide planning advice to support a planning application for the creation of a multi-use games area (MUGA) within the school grounds.


What we did


Involving various controversial issues including floodlighting, noise and visual impact, PWA Planning was able to successfully negotiate a positive outcome and the grant of full planning permission for the creation of a MUGA, utilising an area of unused land within the school grounds, but close to neighbouring residents.

PWA Planning prepared a detailed planning statement and other supporting information which was able to respond positively to development plan policy, and with the supporting technical reports, allowed the proposed development to prevail in the face of local objections to the scheme.

A positive PR campaign, involving the school pupils and families, as well as other local community groups indicated the wider support for the proposed development. PWA worked with Preston-based architects FWP on the scheme.