A planning application for a sunken concrete skate park at The Level is due to be decided by Brighton and Hove City Council’s Planning Committee on Wednesday (8 August).
A report to councillors backs the plan for a skate park and associated landscaping which would be sited to the north of Rose Walk.
The report says: “The existing skate park, which is sited to the south of Rose Walk, comprises high wooden structures which date from the 1970s, is an unsightly and poorly maintained element of The Level which detracts from the open space and harms the setting of the listed buildings in Richmond Terrace.”
The plans have attracted 70 letters of objection and 157 in support as well as a petition in favour signed by 182 people.
The report addresses concerns about the loss of green space by saying more grass will be laid than lost if the skate park is built.
The report says: “The proposed skate park would provide improved and enhance skating facilities within the city while providing a better balance overall to the northern half of the park.
The proposal, by virtue of design through use of sunken levels and low boundaries, would preserve the historic layout of The Level and would ensure that the traditional open space character is retained.”
The planning committee meeting is due to take place at Hove Town Hall at 2pm on Wednesday and will be open to the public.
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