One of the sporting organisations which condemned plans to enlarge a primary school has changed its mind after seeing updated proposals.

Earlier this year, Richmond Council put in a second planning application for additional buildings at St Mary’s and St Peter’s Primary School, in Teddington, to enable the school to be enlarged from two to three forms of entry by September 2011.

The first set of plans were condemned by the Football Association (FA), Sport England, the London Playing Fields Foundation and Fields in Trust because the school would have been left with about a quarter of the space needed.

But the new scheme – hailed by headteacher John Logan as “a good design, with a good educational slant” – has been approved by the FA and received support from Sport England.

Dylan Evans, regional facility manager at the FA, wrote in a letter to the council: “I confirm I have no objections to the revised plans.

“I feel the necessary changes have been made to protect the playing field for sport and football.”

Conal Stewart, planning manager at Sport England, wrote the new scheme was a “great outcome”.

But parents are still unhappy about the lack of outdoor space for children at the Somerset Road school.

There have been numerous objections to the proposals, many citing the reduction in playground space as a concern.

One correspondent – Kevin McKiernan, of York Road – wrote: “The site is too small and too inaccessible to support these plans for expansion.

“To proceed would impact negatively on the health and safety of the pupils and the local community.”

A Richmond Council spokesman said the closing date for representations on the plans was today but anyone with comments to make could submit them until a decision was made.

No date has been set for a planning committee meeting.