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Plans for Wirral indoor skateboard park revealed
PLANS have been put forward for the creation of an indoor skateboarding park at Seacombe.
The project would involve the redevelopment of a three-storey brick and clad industrial warehouse and office unit in the heart of the Dock Road Corridor industrial area.
It is anticipated that the skateboard park could attract 500 children and young people – from five-years upwards – a week.
The charity and social enterprise Rampworx is behind the enterprise.
Creating 12 jobs – eight of them full time – the venture would also offer a range of employment, social and healthy living programmes and projects covering various issues including drug and alcohol awareness, sexual health, healthy living and knife crime.
There would also be vocational-based training, some in partnership with the Vocational College based in Wheatland Lane, Seacombe
The project has been offered grant funding from the Biffa Environmental Fund.
The proposed development is a departure from Wirral’s unitary development plan but planners have recommended approval for the scheme claiming that issue should weighed against the benefits of bringing an empty building back into use and the positive impact of operating a charitable social enterprise.
The application will be studied by Wirral planning committee on Thursday.