GJP have secured approval for the construction of a synthetic turf pitch in a Green Belt for Fulbrook Middle School in Milton Keynes. The planning application was recommended for approval by Central Bedfordshire Planning Officers and received a positive resolution to grant by members at the Development Management Committee. In addition to the synthetic turf pitch, the proposals also included associated floodlighting and fencing. In reaching the decision the Council considered the application against exception 2 of the NPPF with regards to development within the Green Belt and the provision of a community recreation and sports facility was also acknowledged. The application was considered acceptable by the Council stating the development would “constitute development within the Green Belt which would no result in any undue harm to the openness of the Green Belt.”