Planning application for skatepark at South Hill Gardens submitted

The planning application for the proposed South Hill Gardens skatepark has been submitted.

Following a States debate last month, it was decided that planning applications for two sites would be taken forward. Plans for the Les Quennevais site were submitted at the end of February.

Proactive stakeholder consultation will continue whilst the applications are being determined, to help inform the final designs and maximise the benefit to the public.

Assistant Minister for Economic Development with responsibility for sport, Deputy Hugh Raymond said: "We are making progress in our aim to build modern and accessible skate parks for the Island's urban sporting community to flourish. There are many steps ahead and we will be supporting both applications through the planning process so that we can deliver these projects as soon as possible.

"We remain committed to improving Islanders' physical and mental health and we are confident these facilities will be delivered by January 2022 should planning permission be obtained by the end of July."

The application will be reviewed and then published on, after which formal comments can be made on the planning proposals.