Councillors to consider future of £100,000 skate park plans in Sprowston

The skate park is proposed for an area of land off Blue Boar Lane and will be funded by developers N

The skate park is proposed for an area of land off Blue Boar Lane and will be funded by developers Norfolk Homes. Photo: Google - Credit: Archant

Councillors will this week decide whether to proceed with plans for a £100,000 skate park in Sprowston.

The park is proposed for an area of land off Blue Boar Lane and will be funded by developers Norfolk Homes.

When the scheme was first announced back in 2015, it received widespread support from the town's younger generation.

But the plans have also attracted criticism from people living on the nearby Manor Reach estate due to concerns about noise and anti-social behaviour.

Residents have since asked Sprowston Town Council to consider an alternative proposal, which would see the skate park relocated elsewhere.

But should members agree to it, the council would only have access to half of the original funding for the facility.

The remaining £50,000 would be allocated for additional play equipment or landscaping at the site on Blue Boar Lane.

The council will now decide on the future of the scheme at its meeting on Wednesday, May 17.

Members will be presented with the results of a survey from residents living on the estate. It shows that the majority of those who took part want the land to be landscaped.

Back in September last year, Norfolk Homes said it would object to an application for a skate park on the land.

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