March 12 2014 Latest news:
Monday, December 16, 2013
The site for a long-awaited skate park has finally been revealed after long-awaited plans were entered.
Young people in Thetford have been waiting for a new site for a proposed facility for more than 18 months after previous plans to build one behind Breckland Leisure Centre were scrapped in 2012.
Thetford Town Council has now entered a revised planning application to Breckland Council showing that the park will be located next to Thetford Academy with access from Joe Blunt’s Lane.
The original design, which many young people were fully involved in, will transfer to the new site.
Thetford Town Council’s Amenities Chair Corinne Fulford said: “The Amenities Committee has worked long and hard to ensure this project is delivered and works for as many people as possible.
“Thetford’s youth has waited a very long time for this and we look forward to working with them and their parents on the skate park’s management plan.”
Funding of £100,000 was ringfenced for the project by Moving Thetford Forward.
A decision on the planning application will be expected by February if it is validated by Breckland’s planning department.
The original plans were scrapped because of fears over noise, nuisance and access to the site.