Saxilby with Ingleby Parish Council is today pleased to announce that the Saxilby Wheeled (skate) Park project has received planning permission and construction is due to start imminently.
The wheeled park is a priority project for the Parish Council, is listed as a community project in the Saxilby with Ingleby Neighbourhood Development Plan and is a long-held aspiration of many residents in the parish, which has been evidenced in public consultation.
With the addition of Skateboarding to the list of sports for the 2021 Tokyo Olympics and the rise of British 12-year-old skateboarding sensation and medal prospect Sky Brown, it is believed that the popularity of skateboarding and roller sports will only increase in the coming years. The Parish Council is pleased to be able to provide a facility that will benefit users of all abilities and to be installing a facility that will enable residents, and visitors, who may have been cycling more as a result of lockdown a new and exciting way to enjoy wheeled activity in Lincolnshire.
Community Consultation took place over the summer of 2019 to help determine the location and design of the park. Consultation included input from over 200 students at Saxilby C of E Primary School and local residents. Following the consultation, the preferred site of the Memorial field was selected.
£90,000 Investment in Saxilby
The wheeled park itself will be a cast concrete structure and will be a £90,000 investment in Saxilby.
Funding for the project has come from external sources and grants only and not from resident’s council tax. A significant part of the funding was received from a developer contribution from Lindum Homes, following work carried out by them on council land in relation to their new housing development in the village.
£37,000 was received from Sport England’s Community Asset fund. Further funding was received from Stirlin Developments and from funds received from contributions to the Salvation Army clothing bin located at the Memorial field, close to where the wheeled park will be sited. The Council thanks all the above parties for their contributions towards this project, which will enable a long held community aspiration to become a reality.
Planning Permission was received on Friday 12th of March 2021 and the Council would like to extend its thanks to Local Architect Catherine Amos of Studio Amos who supported the project through the planning process. During the planning process it was determined that the development fell under permitted development.
The next steps for the project include removal of old play equipment on the site, which has reached the end of its life. This is expected to be carried out in the coming weeks. Following the removal of play equipment, construction on the project is due to start in March/April and an official opening ceremony will be announced in due course, when government Covid-19 restrictions allow.
Cllr Hillman, Parish Council Vice-Chairman stated ‘We are delighted to hear that the wheeled park project has received planning permission and is another step closer to completion. This represents the culmination of a lot of hard work from council officers and we look forward to the day very soon when the wheeled park is in use and providing a brilliant asset for local residents’.