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New £50k play area opens

Opening of new �50,000 play area on The Wharf in Knottingley, as part of a new housing development.
Coun Glen Burton, Coun Harry Ellis, Coun Graham Stokes, Helen Love

Opening of new �50,000 play area on The Wharf in Knottingley, as part of a new housing development. Coun Glen Burton, Coun Harry Ellis, Coun Graham Stokes, Helen Love

A £50,000 children’s play area has opened on a new housing estate in Knottingley.

The facility, funded through a planning agreement with developer Barratt Homes, is on The Wharf, off Pottery Lane.

As part of the consultation process for the development, residents told Wakefield Council they wanted a new playground.

The council carried out the work but the playground was funded by Barratt as a condition of planning permission for the estate being granted.

Knottingley councillor Graham Stokes said: “We desperately needed this new play area in Knottingley.

“There was nowhere for the children in that part of the town to play. There are plenty of busy roads too so we really needed to get something where children could play in a safe environment.

“This will be a really good facility in that part of Knottingley.”

The play area is split into toddler and junior sections and includes a see-saw, climbing frame, slides, a roundabout and seating.

There is also a new footpath around the playground, near the housing development.

Coun Maureen Cummings, cabinet member for the environment and communities, said: “This will be a great asset to the local community and will give children somewhere they can be safe and active outdoors.”

 

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