Permission sought to demolish Lakeside Building at Nene Park Academy

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The Lakeside Building will be demolished if PCC approves the plans

The school also acts as the PUFC Training Academy, and as plans near consideration for the school to implement a dome-covered pitch at the site, the club has sought permission to get the current Lakeside Building demolished. 

It is currently a redundant building and the space would be required as part of the future proposals for the relocated parking. 

If approved, it is hoped that the works would begin on May 1, with an expectation to finish the demolition process on June 1. 

Plans to add the dome-covered pitch and demolish the Lakeside Building were originally planned for March 2020, but the pandemic resulted in all plans being halted. 

A previous application regarding the dome installation was submitted in January, and is still pending approval. 

The document prepared by P and R Architects read: "The Academy is home to players at PUFC from the 1st Team down to youth teams at all levels, in addition to providing school and community use to the wider general public.

"The Academy facilities currently include a number of retained facilities from the original school which provide changing, education and administration space. Externally there are 3 full size pitches, training grids and a goalkeeping area.

"The success of the Academy and close links with the school has led to the desire to achieve EFL (2019-2020) Academy level 2 status which will require a number of additional facilities not currently provided by the Academy.

"The proposals that therefore form part of this application include the provision of a covered pitch and additional changing, educational and administration facilities.

"The requirements have been developed with PUFC and specifically the Academy Manager Kieran Scarff and in close consultation with the school and Peterborough City Council."

For more on the application click here