West Links development given the thumbs up

ANGUS Council has had a favourable response to the development plan drawn up as part of the £500,000 revitalisation of the West Links.

In a public consultation, 86 per cent of respondents were in favour of the proposals for the seafront area, which will see play equipment for both toddlers and older children and climbing frames installed that represent local landmarks.

In addition the local authority say they will work in consultation with local school children to choose the new equipment and additional signage will be put in place to direct more people to the West Links.

In a report given to the neighbourhood services committee by Ron Ashton, he explained: “The design and layout proposals for the new play area at West Links have overwhelmingly received positive comments as part of the public consultation.

“Additional suggestions made by respondents have been adopted in the revised design of the play area.”

However, the consultation also highlighted concerns regarding possible vandalism of the new play equipment with the council saying the possibility of CCTV cameras could be looked in to in the future.

The results also showed that over half the respondents also would favour a skatepark facility at the West Links with the council explaining this could be created in any future development of the area.

Other parts of the play area that will be improved are the paddling pool and more picnic and seating areas will be installed.