WELLINGTON COLLEGE could be getting a new sports stand, if the council approves proposals.

Alison Thompson, from the Works Department at the college has applied to Bracknell Forest Council for permission to erect a 68 seater sports stand.

If approved, the stand will be comprised of two rows of 12 seats, two rows of 21 seats, and two disabled seating areas.

The stand will be stationed on what is currently a footpath and grass area adjacent to the all-weather sports field and north of the health and fitness centre.

In the covering letter sent to the council, Mrs Thompson reassured councillors that the stand will not harm any listed buildings or any public space.

She wrote: "Due to intervening buildings and vegetation the stand will not be visible from the College's listed buildings. It is also located outside the setting of the heritage buildings.

"Furthermore, the stand will not be visible from any public view points, including Dukes Ride. No trees will be affected by the proposal.

"In conclusion, the proposed development will provide much needed spectator seating, with disabled bays. The stand will not have any visual impact on the setting of the listed buildings or be visible from any public viewpoints."

The plans are viewable on the Bracknell Forest Council's online planning portal, using reference 18/00371.

Residents are free to write in letters regarding the plans, whether they are for or against.