Maverick Industries' Glastonbury skatepark goes to planning

The plans for a new skateboard park in Glastonbury have been revealed by designer Maverick Industries.

Dorset-based Maverick Industries has designed the new skatepark for Glastonbury and will construct it in the new year.

Mendip District Council awarded the £95,000 contract to build a new skatepark next to Morlands Enterprise Park to replace the old wooden one.

Once planning permission has been finalised for the new park, it is planned to be opened by the end of March.

Young people and potential users of the facility played a major part in choosing the winning park after they were invited to see various designs from different companies.

Mendip District Council's portfolio holder for landscape services Councillor Alistair Glanvile said: "Throughout the selection process we have ensured that the views of young people and those that may use the park in the future have been taken into account, and have a played a big part of the selection process.

"We are confident that in the new year a new park will be built which will be used by a wide range of people in the local communities."

Planning permission for the new park is now due to be debated by Mendip's planning board on 17 December, when a decision is expected to be made.

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