New bandstand for Leicester’s Victoria Park after 100 years

The Friends of Victoria Park and the Friends of Clarendon Park requested the council reintroduce a bandstand for the community to use and as a performance space, the Local Democracy Reporting Service said.

A similar application was withdrawn in 2021 after objections from Sport England, as it felt the bandstand would prevent the field being used for sports pitches.

However, the new location would “not prejudice the provision of playing fields on this part of Victoria Park in the future”, Sport England said.

Some concerns were raised about possible noise from the bandstand but the planning officer involved in the application said they did not believe there would be “an unacceptable impact” on people living in the nearest residential properties.

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