New games area for Pill?

A HOST of new sports facilities could soon be coming to Pill.

A HOST of new sports facilities could soon be coming to Pill.

The village is hoping to get a Multi Use Games Area (MUGA) this summer, which could boast a number of sports pitches and play equipment such as swings and slides.

After cash-strapped North Somerset Council announced it was making cuts this year, Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council thought it would not get the MUGA it had been promised and members had planned to pay for a £10,000 youth shelter for youngsters instead.

But the games area could now be funded using 106 money, set aside by developers to pay for community services and facilities.

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Councillors are delighted that the new facilities could soon be built in the village.

Speaking at an Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council meeting last week, Councillor Bob Langton said: "Young people of this village are desperately in need of facilities and we have a duty to provide them with facilities which will enable them to work off excess energy and enjoy themselves."

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The council agreed at its meeting that the best site for the MUGA would be on Watch House Hill near the existing football pitch and cycle path and an adequate distance from nearby properties.

North Somerset Council would not have to apply for planning permission if the facility is to be built on public open space, as it falls under permitted development.

But the authority will have to consult with residents and the parish council before building the site.

North Somerset Council spokesman Richard Turner said: "We are in early discussions about providing a Multi Use Games Area in Pill, which would be funded under a 106 agreement."

He added that it was too early to say how much it might cost and what facilities would be provided.

Easton-in-Gordano Parish Council agreed to put the plans for a youth shelter on a back burner for the moment, to concentrate on the MUGA and play pod, which is planned for Brookside.

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