A new play park will make a "massive difference" to children in a Northumberland town, councillors have been told.
West Bedlington Town Council has been given the green light to build the facility on land known as 20 Acre Field, off Church Lane.
A meeting of the Cramlington, Bedlington and Seaton Valley Local Area Council was told it would provide a small football pitch along with a number of items of play equipment of varying height, all enclosed by a 1.2-metre, round-top metal fence.
The plan was in response to a number of requests from families in the Millfield estate, as the two other play areas in the parish were on the west side of town.
Councillor Mark Swinburn said it was "essential to provide these facilities", but "a shame" it fell to local councils rather than being provided by housing developers.