Council approves new play possibilities for Croughton

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Children will now have a wealth of new playtime opportunities after permission was granted for new play equipment and the refurbishment of an existing play area and multi-use games area.

Members of South Northamptonshire Council’s (SNC) Planning Committee approved the application on Thursday, 18 May made by Croughton Playing Field and Village Hall Trust.

Cllr Roger Clarke, portfolio holder for planning and environment, said: “In this day and age with so much entertainment and technology at children’s fingertips it is important to provide children with options to keep them outside and active.

“The approval of this new play equipment will provide much needed outdoor play options for the children in the village.”

The application consisted of three elements; firstly to renovate the existing children’s play area reusing 60 per cent of the existing equipment, secondly to refurbish the existing multi-use games area, and thirdly to create a new play area for six to 12 year olds comprising a timber fort with features including rope and timber bridges, a slide and a rock climbing wall as well as two timber swings, an agility trail and zip-wire.