Yorkshire given planning permission for permanent floodlights at Headingley

Headingley
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Yorkshire County Cricket Club have announced that Leeds City Council has granted planning permission for the installation of permanent floodlights at Headingley.

The scheme will see four permanent pylons erected at the stadium each just over 50 metres in height incorporating the latest lighting system. It is hoped, once funding is secured, that work will start on the installation for the 2015 season.

The lights will be in operation for cricket matches at Headingley up to 20 times per season.

Yorkshire County Cricket Club’s chief executive Mark Arthur said: “We want to create a stadium that is among finest in the world and enable Yorkshire to continue to stage major international fixtures over the long term.

“To be granted planning permission for the installation of permanent floodlights is a major step forward for the club.

“It will also enable us to promote day/night fixtures, which will become an integral part of of our limited overs schedule in the various domestic competitions.

“The cost of installation will be £1.8 million. We have received a grant from the England and Wales Cricket Board for £700,000 and work will continue to secure the additional funding of £1.1 million.

“I would like to thank Leeds City Council for their support and granting the Club permission to install floodlights.”