Retired Denbighshire couple's sports pitch hell

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A Retired couple say the building of an all-weather sports pitch - without planning permission - has "destroyed" their lives.

The privately run Fairholme Preparatory School in St Asaph built a 30x15 metre "multi-purpose games area", complete with a 3m-high perimeter fence just after the Easter holidays last year but, failed to obtain consent from Denbighshire County Council, or inform neighbours in the Bryn Coed and Mount Road areas.

The junior school for 3 to 11-year olds has since applied for retrospective planning permission after a number of residents complained about the "unacceptable" level of noise from the artificial grass pitch used for football, hockey and other sports.

Clive and Rosalind Bickley whose garden backs on to the edge of the pitch say their lives have been made hell as a result.

Mr Bickley, a retired builder, said: "This situation has destroyed our lives and reduced the value of our property by hundreds of thousands of pounds."

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