Plans have been submitted to transform an “eyesore” recreational field in Chorley for a host of community uses.
An application has been submitted by Chorley Council, to convert part of Rangletts Recreational field into a ball court, skate park and allotments as well as providing car parkingand improving the current play area.
The work had been put on hold because the field contains a mine shaft. The 90ft mine shaft has now been filled .
Coun Bev Murray, borough ward councillor for Chorley East, said: “Rangletts Rec had become an eyesore with the work on the mine shaft taking so long.
“We have all been approached by residents raising their concerns at how long the work took.
“But now all the local councillors are really pleased that finally progress is being made on Rangletts Recreation Grounds.
“The improvements will offer children a better area to play in and there are also proposed allotments for residents which are badly needed in the area.”
The plans have been welcomed by residents who have written to Chorley Council.
One resident said: “I think that it is good that this park will be developed and made more user-friendly, but I would like to see a bowling green added, as the recreation side of it just seems to be aimed at young people.”
Another added: “I support this application wholeheartedly.
“This area of Chorley is in desperate need of regeneration and Ranglett’s is a very good place to start.
“It is currently under utilised with limited pathways and very poor play equipment for the children.
“The new skate park and play area will then provide facilities for all age groups.”