Proposals for a new Multi Use Games Area, children's play area, skateboard park, pavilion and walkway/trim trail at the newly proposed Greenwich Park, were unveiled at the Full Council meeting on 26 September.
Greenwich Park came out on top of suggested names for the new recreation ground following a survey of local people and schools early in 2012.
The plans form part of the draft Masterplan to transform 3.2 hectares of land off Nottingham Road, which will ultimately be part of a wider new Gateway scheme proposed for Ripley including new housing, a supermarket and recreation facilities, as well as a new link road between Ripley and Codnor.
Cabinet Member for Green and Thriving Places to Live Councillor Martin Tomlinson said:
" These plans are for the newly proposed play and recreation facilities we promised regardless of the outcome of any wider proposals for the Gateway scheme. The plans are the result of public involvement with sports clubs, residents and local school children. This is the final draft of those plans with their input, which we want to get the public to see before they are refined further. We hope to provide first class, Green Flag standard recreation facilities which will be a vast improvement on the existing facilities."
Plans were displayed at drop in sessions at the Council Chamber in the Old Town Hall, Market Place, Ripley, Tuesday 9 October and Thursday 11 October 3pm to 7.30pm, but if you were unable to make those sessions (or didn't hear about them in time) you can still see the plans and have your say by completing the online form here.
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