Budding football stars could soon get a welcome boost through a major revamp of a town's pitch.

Plans have been lodged to resurface the Suffield Park all-weather site in Cromer, updating the artificial grass to make it 3G-quality.

Both football and rugby can be played on this surface, as well as American football, and it will bring the pitch up to modern Football Association standards.

Eastern Daily Press: The artificial pitch is located next to Cromer AcademyThe artificial pitch is located next to Cromer Academy (Image: Newsquest)

In a statement submitted to North Norfolk District Council, agents for the applicant, Cromer Academy, said: "The proposed refurbishment of an existing artificial grass pitch (AGP) will result in better quality provision in a suitable location.

"The proposal would give rise to a considerable benefit to the site users through the provision of the vast improvement and enhanced playing facility." 

The football pitch revamp is one of two projects that hope to boost Cromer's facilities for the 'beautiful game' along with a revamp of Cabell Park in Mill Road, which will become the home of Cromer Youth Football Club.

While there is support for the scheme, 3G pitch surfaces have come under scrutiny over fears they cause microplastic pollution.

A decision on the application will be made later this year.