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Posted by: John Brace | 26th September 2013

Planning Committee decides tonight on Rampworx’s plans for a £6m indoor skateboard park in Bidston

Planning Committee decides tonight on Rampworx’s plans for a £6m indoor skateboard park in Bidston

                    

Wirral Council’s Planning Committee are tonight expected to approve plans for a £6 million indoor skateboard park in Bidston. Rampworx Youth Village 2000 Ltd, who already run an existing skatepark in Netherton, Liverpool hope to build it on Valley Road between Wirral Tennis and Leisure Centre’s AstroTurf pitch and the Valley Road Business Park.

The plans which are recommended for approval by planning officers also include office space, a café, “flexible learning spaces”, business support for young entrepreneurs and car parking. Rampworx forecast that once up and running it will attract two thousand visitors a week and will be aim to tackle unemployment and helping sixteen to eighteen year olds who are not in education, employment or training. Rampworx have been working with Wirral Council’s “Special Initiatives Team” in the planning of the project. Wirral Council own the land on which Rampworx want to build the skateboard park.

If planning permission is given, Rampworx will be applying for funding from Sport England and the National Lottery to complete it. The plans and supporting documentation are on Wirral Council’s website.

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