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Gloucestershire have submitted plans to Bristol council to build floodlights at their county ground.
The reason behind this is to ensure the ground gets to host more international matches and is used as one of the venues when England hosts the 2019 World Cup.
However, the plan could face some opposition as local residents are likely to complain about light pollution since the floodlights are allowed to operate until 11pm. Furthermore, if the floodlights are erected, they are likely to be used approximately 15 times a year.
“The floodlights are crucial to allow the city to host major international tournaments such as the Cricket World Cup,” Gloucestershire chief executive, Will Brown, said. “However, it is important that we give local residents a chance to have their say on the proposed plans and they will still be able to comment on the application now it has been submitted. Our exhibition and consultation process gave us a chance to consider their comments prior to submitting our plans to Bristol City Council.”