A school has been given the go ahead to build a new artificial sports pitch at the second time of asking.

Brighton and Hove City Council’s planning committee has granted Dorothy Stringer High School permission for a new all-weather pitch at their meeting this afternoon in line with following council officials’ advice.

The school’s bid for permission for the pitch in December at their Loder Road site in Brighton was rejected in December.

The new plans include a smaller 86m by 56m artificial as well as perimeter fencing up to 2m high, 12m tall floodlights and a storage container.