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Plans submitted for new Dersingham skatepark

Proposals have been submitted for a new skatepark in a West Norfolk village.

Community leaders in Dersingham are bidding for a lawful development certificate to enable the project at the village's Recreation Ground to proceed.

The village's parish council has made the application for the Hunstanton Road site, which it says is ideal for the project, to West Norfolk Council.

Village view - Dersingham village sign.. (40786440)
Village view - Dersingham village sign.. (40786440)

Documents submitted as part of the scheme said it is intended to replace a popular facility which had to be removed on health and safety grounds, as it was deemed unviable to repair it.

They added: "The council in conjunction with the children has had designed a more permanent structure made out of concrete.

"The Recreation Ground has been used for recreation activities throughout living memory and the ideal spot to have all play equipment on one site.

Plans for a new skatepark in Dersingham have been submitted.
Plans for a new skatepark in Dersingham have been submitted.

The papers said the development had been specifically sited to allow youngsters "space and independence", while still letting adults watch from the nearby playground.

"The area is well used by parishioners and also neighboring parishes who currently do not have this facility. The area is also well used by homeschoolers for their physical education and social meeting place.

"The skatepark is well missed and the addition of a new skatepark will only enhance the play area facility."

Borough council officials have indicated they expect to make a decision on the application by early October.

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