Green light likely for skatepark?

Could skaters be soon displaying tricks like these at an Arbroath skatepark?
Could skaters be soon displaying tricks like these at an Arbroath skatepark?

Councillors are being recommended to approve a planning application for the Arbroath Skatepark which is set to be considered next week.

Members of the development standards committee will meet on Tuesday to consider the submission for the facility along with the associated works and lighting.

The Arbroath Skatepark Project has been furiously fund-raising to realise the cash needed to fund such a facility at the West Links.

And it is hoped enough money can be secured to pay for the project.

In the application, it says that the park will be sited at an undefined grassed area that is located between Kerr’s Miniature Railway to the north and the promenade beyond the foreshore of the North Sea to the south.

One letter of representation against the proposal was received with issues surrounding the impact on nearby facilities, noise and smell pollution, visual appearance and safety being raised.

However, the Angus Council planning report states a skatepark would be a welcome addition to the West Links, with councillors being recommended to give the project the green light.

The report reads: “The West Links is an area that currently features several attractions for local residents and visitors alike such as Kerr’s Miniature Railway, a children’s play park, putting, crazy golf, a paddling pool, amusements, a snack bar and a kiosk as well as public facilities.

“The proposed skate park would improve the range of sporting/recreational opportunity in the area and it is understood that the skate park would meet an identified need for such a facility within the town.”