Adjusted plans approved for skate park in Preston city green space

Vision: The plans for Moor Park's skate park
Vision: The plans for Moor Park's skate park
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A skate park in a city green space is to be made bigger after amended plans were given the go-ahead.

An application to adjust previously-approved plans for the skate park on Moor Park was approved unanimously, after being described as a “no-brainer”.

I think they have done a magnificent job, this city, on the parks and if they do as good a job on Moor Park has they have on others it will look magnificent

Work has already started on the skate park, as part of the Heritage Lottery Fund project. And amended designs now mean the size of the skate park has increased by about 17 per cent.

Coun David Hammond said: “I think they have done a magnificent job, this city, on the parks and if they do as good a job on Moor Park has they have on others it will look magnificent.”

Coun John Browne added: “I think it is a very good idea and I’ll be fully supportive.”

Committee chairman Coun Brian Rollo said: “This is a no-brainer. This is a slightly bigger skate park, which the young people across Preston have been looking for for a long time.”

A report to this week’s planning committee said: “The positioning of the skate park and the associated works would remain unaltered, apart from minor changes to the footpath linking to the skate park as an overall result of the changes to the footprint of the skate park.

“Although the structure would be larger than that of the extant planning approval, the amendments to the scheme are considered to be non-material.”