Skate park decision delayed again

A FINAL decision on whether North Somerset Council will allow a skate park to be built in Portishead will not be announced until later this month.

In September, the unitary authority posted a document on its website recommending it would not grant a lease to allow a skate park to be built at the town’s Lake Grounds.

Portishead Skatepark Project needs consent from North Somerset Council to build the facility as the unitary authority owns the Lake Grounds land. This follows the group’s success at winning planning consent for the skate park on appeal in November.

However, the online document was swiftly removed after officers decided further consultation was needed with all of the town’s North Somerset Council representatives. Previously, only the ward member for Portishead Coast, Councillor David Pasley, had been asked for his views.

The move has caused confusion among members of PSP, who thought their hopes had been quashed.

A decision is now due to be made following a discussion at the October 13 meeting of North Somerset Council’s north area planning committee.