Wheels in motion for new BMX track at Kingsway
By Bodger21 | Thursday, January 10, 2013, 11:41
Plans were approved by Gloucester City Council's planning committee for a BMX track on land off the Naas Lane link road.
The wheels are in motion for a new BMX track in Kingsway.
Plans were approved by Gloucester City Council's planning committee on Tuesday for the new track on land off the Naas Lane link road.
However, councillors expressed concerns of anti-social behaviour, mainly because the applicant - Quedgeley Urban Village Ltd - didn't make any mention of lighting in its proposals.
Councillor Mark Hobbs (L, Moreland) said: "We could do with some lighting there. It is a place where a lot of young people will assemble and lighting would help to reduce anti-social behaviour."
Mr Hobbs suggested low-level lighting to be switched off at 9 o' clock every evening would be better than floodlights.
Councillor Andy Lewis (C, Quedgeley Severn Vale) said: "Low-level lighting would be good, as there are no residents living nearby.
"I think it is brilliant that this has come to us and it will be great to see it being used."
Councillor Gerald Dee (C, Tuffley) said: "It is going to attract a lot of youngsters and there will be a lot of dark areas for them to do whatever it is that they do nowadays."
The application was unanimously agreed to, with the condition that the lighting issue would be looked into.
Kingsway mum Sarah Churchill, from Northwood Drive, said: "Kingsway is predominantly young families so it's going to be a good thing.
"When my son grows up more he's going to love it."