New crown green bowling clubhouse, cafe and public toilets
Plans have been submitted to ‘regenerate’ part of Peel promenade and provide more facilities for the community.
Peel Town Commissioners want to redevelop the Marine Parade site to provide a new café, crown green bowling clubhouse, with two indoor lanes, and public toilets.
If approved this would be built on the current tennis courts which the local authority says are ‘underused’ and could be better located elsewhere.
In a planning statement the commissioners say they’ve found the most popular sports facilities are those which offer a range of disciplines.
The multi-sport area – currently home to a basketball court and a former skate and BMX park – could also be relocated to a more central and accessible part of the town.
The skatepark has been described as needing ‘major refurbishment’ – with some equipment fenced off in 2022 to prevent its use and other jumps removed since.
However, the authority adds if a tennis court is deemed appropriate for the Marine Parade site one could be relocated into this multi-sport area instead.
Public toilets would be accessible even when the café, and other indoor facilities, are not in use.
“It is considered that this proposed development will regenerate this part of the promenade improving the appearance of the site and resulting in the site being better used by locals and visitors alike, complementing the range of amenities and facilities available further along the promenade.” - Sarah Corlett Town Planning Consultancy
The Marine Parade site lies within an area designated, on the Peel Local Plan, for tourism and is outside of any conservation area.
Peel Commissioners add they are currently considering relocating the skatepark to a less exposed location.
The authority says it’s also made representations to the Area Plan for the North and West to have undeveloped land adjacent to Ballaquane Road re-designated as public open space.
It’s also looking to expand the playground facilities at West View and provide an area for leisure use on the Headlands Field.
The application is pending consideration – you can find more details HERE.