Double investment at Bond Street


Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning joins planning officer Rebecca Miller at Bond Street

Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning joins planning officer Rebecca Miller at Bond Street

A Plymouth playing field is set for a double dose of investment.

The park at Bond Street, Southway, will be home to a brand new play park as well as a number of new sports pitches as two ongoing improvement projects combine.

The children’s play park, delivered by the Hands Up for Plymouth Play project, will be built from scratch with modern play and climbing equipment set next to the traditional swings and slides.

Meanwhile, planning permission for four new playing pitches and accompanying changing facilities has been approved as part of the Plan for Playing Pitches.

Patrick Nicholson, Deputy Leader and Cabinet Member for Strategic Transport, Housing and Planning, said: “It is great when one project makes a difference to an area, but Southway is going to benefit from two at the same time.

“The Bond Street site is long overdue of a makeover and I look forward to visiting again when the works are complete.”

As has happened at other parks across the city, the council will be teaming up with play company Kompan to deliver the £50,000 Bond Street park. Work will begin early in the New Year and will be finished in time for Spring.

All of the equipment selected is made from galvanized steel, meaning that it is long lasting and strong and has been designed following consultation with local residents.

The playing pitches include replacing two existing, poor quality pitches that have been out of action for some time due to water-logging.

Benefitting both senior and junior sports, the changes will create one senior pitch, two junior pitches and as well as small-sided surface.

Changing rooms with facilities for two teams are also in the plans, as is car parking for 28 vehicles.

The Plan for Playing Pitches compliments a key objective of the Plymouth Plan, which identifies the need to deliver a healthy city by promoting the use of community facilities and public spaces, and is backed by the Devon Junior & Minor League, Sport England and the Football Association.