Working on behalf of Simon Balle All-Through School alongside Saunders Architecture & Urban Design we are delighted that East Herts Development Management Committee voted to approve the construction of a new Sport England compliant Sports Hall along with reception area and changing facilities, within the Metropolitan Green Belt.

To be funded by Department for Education Funding, the development will greatly enhance both students’ and the local communities’ access to sports facilities whilst also improving the school’s external appearance. The planning case turned on a suite of very special circumstances outweighing limited harm to the openness of the Green Belt, whilst alongside the technical team we were able to set aside heritage and drainage concerns prior to the committee meeting.