Leisure

Contract to build Braunton BMX track awarded to local company

Posted on: 25 June 2019

The contract for constructing a new BMX pump track in Braunton has been awarded to locally based outdoor play specialists, TK Play.

Thanks to councillors approving the release of over £75,000 worth of developer contributions and an additional £25,000 from Devon County Council.

The plans for the track will soon be submitted to the Planning department and will then be presented to councillors at Planning Committee.

Leader of North Devon Council, Councillor David Worden says: “It’s very exciting that this project is another step closer to reality. A public consultation in 2018 showed overwhelming support for the facility, with 84% of those responding in favour of the proposals. We are confident the track will be a great community facility, beneficial to local residents and also to the wider area.”

The Leader of Devon County Council Councillor John Hart said: “This is an excellent project and exactly the kind of scheme the sale of Exeter Airport was intended to support. The investing in Devon Fund enables the county council to help respond to local needs as they arise to benefit communities. Once completed I am sure the BMX track will be well used.”

Work on the track is likely to start in the early autumn.

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