Plans for new park to be revised

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PLANS to build a new park on Moreton Hall are to be changed after a consultation with residents, schools and community organisations.

St Edmundsbury Borough Council is proposing to build an open space south of Airfield Road and has announced its intention to alter its plans in line with suggestions made during a period of consultation.

These include a seating and planting area in the north west corner of the park, cycle racks, a log seating area to form and outdoor classroom in the central area and welcome boards at the main park entrance points.

A planning services officer said: “Some facilities requested by the public cannot be provided as part of the current scheme owing to constraints such as financial resources, location and the size of the park. However, the scheme doesn’t rule out consideration of some of these at a later date. Alternative locations may be found in the future for facilities such as toilets, a skateboard or BMX cycle track and allotments.”

The developer, Taylor Wimpey, will provide a revised drawing for the site, which will have to be agreed before work can start.

A Friends of the Park group will be set up to take on board the views of the community and help to maintain the park.