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Fulwood man applies for planning permission after back garden skate ramp draws complaints

Posted on - 16th August, 2013 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - College, News

The semi-circular skate ramp in the back garden

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A Fulwood man has been forced to apply for planning permission after constructing a skateboard ramp on in his garden.

David Bromley of Kennington Road built the ramp for him and his friends to skate on but members of the nearby community have complained to the city council.

The property, which is behind Sharoe Green Library, had the concrete skate ramp added in Autumn 2010.

Mr Bromley in a letter to the city council’s planning department says he is upset someone has complained.

He writes: “The construction was purposefully kept fairly low in order not to intrude on other people’s property in anyway.

“Also the construction was purposefully done in concrete to reduce any noise.”

“It was built for simply somewhere for myself and my fellow skaters to skate (a hand full of thirty something professionals). We use it a couple of times a week and no one else really uses it.”

A noise report has been commissioned by the city council but finds day time noise in the area is already above World Health advised levels without the skateboarding.

The report by Craig Williams Audio Engineering states the use of concrete restricts the noise and the structure faces the owner’s property not the neighbouring Lindale Road.

It is also surrounded by fences and trees, and the skaters have set a self-imposed curfew of 8pm.

Mr Bromley has applied for retrospective planning permission for the skate ramp.

The plans are available to view on the council website.

Anyone can comment on the plans on the website or email [email protected] and quote reference number 06/2013/0550 by Saturday 31 August.

Do you live in the area? Do you like the skate ramp? Let us know in the comments below

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