Lincoln skate plaza plans drawn up

Skate plaza plan
Image caption The plaza would have rails and ramps but no bowl

Plans for a new skate plaza in Lincoln are being put forward after an original site earmarked for development was thought to be too small.

In 2011, the City of Lincoln Council approved plans for a skate park to be built next to Yarborough School.

But after receiving feedback from the public that the site would be too small, alternative plans were drawn up.

People are being to invited to give their views on the skate plaza, to be built near Lincoln's Grandstand.

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In a statement, a City of Lincoln Council spokesperson said: "The design is just the first stage and users will be able to comment and shape the project."

The council believes the West Common site is more suitable as it is at least 200m from the nearest house, is close to the city centre and is easily accessible by public transport.

The first public meeting is being held at the Grandstand Community Centre on Thursday 1 November.

Skate plazas differ from traditional skate parks in that a plaza does not always have a "bowl" and plaza foundations are often less intrusive than those of a full skate park.

Lincoln currently has one skate park, the Backies, which is south of the the city.

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