First new play area in Grantham for six years to open this autumn

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Work has started on a new play area and public open space in Grantham which is set to be open this autumn.

The space off Tissington Road will be the first play area built in the town since 2011 and has been approved following negotiations between South Kesteven District Council, tenants and estate developers.

New facilities will include:

  • Nest swing
  • Timber and log features
  • Mini climbing web
  • Seasonal bulb spiral
  • Grass mounds and boulders
  • Timber bench and picnic table

The whole site will be landscaped with a low fence along the roadside. Once complete, it will be maintained by the council.

The project is being wholly paid for with money contributed for community facilities by builders Persimmon and Taylor Wimpey as a requirement of their planning permission to build 400 homes on the site.

SKDC cabinet member for finance, Councillor Adam Stokes, said: “I am delighted that work has begun on the new play area, which I know will be very much welcomed by residents.

“This is now a mature estate, but it demonstrates the growing demand for housing from people that wish to live and work in our district.”

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