Tenterden Town Council has announced a major step forward in the exciting re-design of the Recreation Ground, authorising the project to go forward to Ashford Borough Council for planning permission.
Work on the scheme has been going on for more than three years, and has involved detailed consultation with architects, specialist designers and a public exhibition, overseen by the Recreation Ground Focus Group of residents and councillors.
The first phase of the project, costed at £1.6 million, includes….
- A high-spec skate park, which will also attract BMX and scooter riders, informed by meetings with local skateboarders and a skate park specialist.
- A youth hub, which has been presented to local young people and youth workers, housed in an eco-friendly building, and
- A multi-use games arena
- New tennis and netball courts.
Running concurrently with the planning process, the council will hold a tender competition to appoint a project manager to drive phase 1 of the work to completion.
The second phase of the scheme will feature a new children’s playground, with provisional design features including climbing walls, zip wire and trampoline.