Plans submitted for Gilford play park upgrade

ABC: Gilford play park

A site map showing the location of the existing play park and the proposed new location

Adam Morton

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Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council’s planners are currently considering an application that if approved would see a play park in Gilford upgraded.

Lodged by Council’s lead corporate project officer, David Leemon on behalf of the local authority the application will if approved  see the relocation and replacement of a children’s play area at Woodlands Park, Gilford.

Permission is also being sought to remove the play equipment and safety surface in the lower portion of the site and return this area to grass.

According to the application form the 0.05 hectare site is a Council owned area of hard standing to the rear of the Woodlands Park housing development.

At present, a total of three vehicles and 52 people attend the site on a daily basis. Should  the plans come to fruition, a further three vehicles are expected to attend the site with another 50 people also expected to attend, taking the total number of visitors to 102.

Lodged and verified on Friday, July 30, the standard consultation period for the application will expire on Friday, October 8.

The application will be advertised until Friday, October 15.

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