Over £870,000 to be spent on Balderstone Park

Date published: 26 September 2018 Rochdale online18

Over £870,000 has been approved for improving sports facilities at Balderstone Park.

Funds totalling £872,932 were approved by by Rochdale Council cabinet on Tuesday (25 September).

The money will be used to create new sports pitches and associated changing and community facilities at the park, plus upgrading open space between Rhodes Crescent and Mornington Road.

£30,000 of the funds will also upgrade the right of way from Broad Lane to Hurst Meadow.

The funding has been received by the council from a developer (known as section 106 money) following the grant of planning permission for housing development on land at Broad Lane (Ginnell Farm and Dean Farm) and the former Balderstone School on Queen Victoria Street.

Planning permission has been granted for the creation of football pitches and the extension of Balderstone Library to provide changing rooms, toilets and a club room to provide the facilities essential to the outdoor facilities.

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