It’s emerged that the controversial plan to convert the existing Children and Toddlers’ Play Area adjacent to Paget Road into an Adult Outdoor Gymnasium and Skateboard Park is now “on hold“.
The £156,000 proposal had been heavily criticised in a packed public meeting on November 10th 2014 – attended by Paget Road and Paget Terrace residents at the Windsor Arms pub (see PDN http://tinyurl.com/mmv5wjb).
It was established at the meeting that the council had carried out no research whatsoever into whether such a scheme was wanted or needed in the area.
Now the Penarth Marina and Haven Residents’ Association is to discuss the scheme again at its Annual General Meeting to be held on April 15th in The New Pilot pub . The meeting’s agenda reveals that the association carried out an internal a vote on the issue in October last year which rejected the Skateboard Park plan by 18 votes to 2.
PDN understands that the skateboard park plan is currently “on hold” pending the development of a new project plan for the Paget Road Park area .
It’s not yet clear whether the contentious and un-wanted skateboard park will remain part of the new proposals in view of what a Vale Council source describes as “some disquiet in the vicinty”.
The scheme was officially renamed as “Paget Road Open Space Play Facilities” in December last year.