Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 26th September 2013 OUT/13/00551: Unused Land, Valley Road, Bidston – Outline application for the construction of indoor skate park with associated facilities including offices, cafe, flexible learning spaces, business support for young entrepreneurs and car parking

Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 26th September 2013 OUT/13/00551: Unused Land, Valley Road, Bidston – Outline application for the construction of indoor skate park with associated facilities including offices, cafe, flexible learning spaces, business support for young entrepreneurs and car parking

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Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 26th September 2013 OUT/13/00551: Unused Land, Valley Road, Bidston – Outline application for the construction of indoor skate park with associated facilities including offices, café, flexible learning spaces, business support for young entrepreneurs and car parking

                            

Continues from Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 26th September 2013 APP/12/01502: Seafields, Park Lane, CH47 8XX – 3 Holiday Eco Chalets with associated parking and screening.

The video for this application starts here. The Chair, Cllr Bernie Mooney left the room during this item having previously declared a prejudicial interest. The Vice-Chair Cllr Denise Realey took the Chair for this item. She asked the officer to introduce the report.

The officer said the application was for outline planning permission with all matters reserved. The land was allocated for recreational development so in principle it was acceptable. The National Planning Policy Framework stated that sports facilities should be located within town centres, but the applicant had submitted a sequential test looking at alternative sites which weren’t available for a development of this size. The officers felt it would be a beneficial use for a vacant site and recommended it for approval.

The Vice-chair asked if there were any petitioners or ward councillors that wished to speak? There weren’t. Cllr Anita Leech asked why at the weekends the opening times were only until 7pm? The officer said that these were the opening times put forward by the applicant. The Vice-chair said that the applicant could ask for permission to extend the opening times in the future.

Cllr Eddie Boult said that they all wanted an indoor skate park in their area and was happy to accept the application. Cllr Anita Leech asked if the trees would be replanted. Matthew Davies replied that the trees were scrub trees and had no amenity value therefore did not warrant a condition requiring replacement.

Cllr Joe Walsh proposed approval of the application, Cllr David Elderton seconded approval. All councillors (except Cllr Bernie Mooney who was absent during this item) voted in favour of the application so it was approved.

Continues at Planning Committee (Wirral Council) 26th September 2013 APP/13/00676: Ring O Bells Hotel, Village Road, West Kirby, CH48 7HE – New external children’s play equipment.

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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

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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