The Vale of Glamorgan Council has now published illustrations of the revised proposals for upgrading the long-neglected children’s play area at Paget Road and other parks in North Penarth.
Gone is the contentious and unpopular plan to install a 105 foot long concrete skateboard park at Paget Road to which so many people had objected in a public meeting held in 2014. Also removed is any mention of a “mixed use” adult recreation area .
The revised scheme – which is to be funded entirely from Section 106 money from Penarth Heights developers Crest Nicholson – proposes upgrading the existing children’s play area to make it suitable for children aged between 4 and 12 years of age and also modifying the concrete kick-about area adjacent to it for use either for multi-games or for a children’s scooter area – again for 4-12 year olds .
It’s also proposed to improve the paths in the Paget Road play area and replace bins, seats and picnic benches and to plant wildflower beds and “additional trees” . Local residents say this is possibly in partial mitigation for the wholesale butchery of trees on the adjacent escarpment carried out earlier this year .
One further proposal is to install what the council describes a “low-level lighting” in the area so that the Paget Road venue can be used during the winter months.
The council is now inviting comments from members of the public on this and on proposals for developments at Plassey Square, Cogan and Dingle Park.
- Full details on the Paget Road play area are available as a pdf file on http://tinyurl.com/hullp2f
- Full details of the Dingle Park play area are on http://tinyurl.com/jt5b6vu
- Full details of the Plassey Square area are on http://tinyurl.com/zt2jf88
- Full details of the Cogan Play area upgrades are on http://tinyurl.com/gww2dfl
(In all cases click on the relevant link to go straight to the Vale Council pdf)
As previously reported on PDN last week (see http://tinyurl.com/gsbvv68) “drop-in sessions” will be held for members of the public at :-
- Paget Rooms, Tuesday 28 June 6pm – 8pm;
- Tabernacle, Plassey Street, Wednesday 6 July, 3pm-5pm;
- The Kymin, Monday 11 July, 5pm-7pm;
- Penarth Leisure Centre, Thursday 21 July, 11am-1pm.
Internal sources say the Vale Council is keen to get the improvements carried out before next May’s council elections.