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Royals submit plans for new development

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The Journal can today reveal that Kirkley and Pakefield FC will submit plans for a new £550,000 development to transform Walmer Road next week. It comes as they “formally lodged” notice of interest in the scheme with the Football Foundation this week. The proposals could see a new state-of-the-art 3G AGP (artificial grass pitch) installed on the grounds where K&P;’s youth teams and two of their senior sides currently play. A club spokesman said: “This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Our notice of interest in the scheme has been formally lodged with the Football Foundation and a full application will be submitted next week after an initial consultation meeting with local residents. “We obviously want to get the support of the local residents and hope to address all concerns and allay any fears, and will continue to consult going forward.” K&P; have been in talks with Waveney District Council and Suffolk County Council, with “potential funders” having been identified. The club spokesman added: “We have also had a great deal of support and assistance from Mr Perry Linsley (head teacher) and his staff at Pakefield High School. Our own efforts to raise funds continue. Every donation – large or small – means a lot to members and helps us closer to the Community Club dream becoming reality.”

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What does '3G pitch' mean?

The artificial turf named '3G' (Third Generation) is a surface created using synthetic fibres and rubbers, made to look like grass. Unlike previous artificial surfaces, the pitch does not contain sand, therefore it is much less likely to cause friction burns to the skin. The main reason for its use is maintenance—artificial turf stands up to heavy use, particularly in sports, and requires no irrigation or trimming.

How much to build a 3g football pitch?

The 3G surfaces have evolved to mimic the playing characteristics of a natural field but can be used endlessly in all weather conditions. The third generation surfaces is what all the premier league teams train on and to build a full size football pitch with fencing, floodlighting, drainage, groundworks and surfacing costs approximately 600k. This price is based on the site being good access and existing level conditions to the site.