Friday, 1 April 2016

Work to commence on new play area for Gayton Close

Cllr Paul Kenny at
the Gayton Close site
Work will soon commence on Gayton Close to provide a new play area for young children.

The £45,000 play area will incorporate a number of play features for young children and has been developed with the help and support of local residents.

It is hoped that work will be completed as quickly as possible so that the play area can be enjoyed over the summer months by local youngsters.

The funding stream is via S106 proceeds. When planning permission for new housing sites is granted, a legal agreement (through a S106 agreement) is signed to require a financial contribution to be made for the provision of new or improved open space or play space.

It is this funding that also saw the surface refurbished last year at St Aidans play area. Further works are planned to improve the open space at several sites near the Smithy Brook minewater treatment area to include tree management, tree planting and path provision. This work is currently at the design and consultation stage.

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