waterpark to be developed into velodrome and athletics track
is set to begin shortly on transforming a waterpark near Burnham-On-Sea
into a brand new sports complex featuring a cycling velodrome
and athletics track.
Water Park, located on the Causeway between East Huntspill and
Woolavington, has been given the go-ahead to construct the new
facilities, which are scheduled to open in 2015.
site's owners, Steve and Julia Cox, told Burnham-On-Sea.com they
are looking forward to starting construction work shortly on the
pictured holding the plans, told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The
proposals are very exciting and will see some great new sports
facilities introduced for the Burnham area."
be building a new 500m velodrome and athletics track plus a 2km
cycling track around the site."
current water area will be redesigned and turned into three smaller
lakes for fishing and new generation water sports using environmentally-friendly
tow cables rather than power boats."
built 20 years ago, Middlemoor was purpose-built for a jet ski
era but that has now been replaced with new sports requiring a
different style lake. With no motorised craft on the waterpark,
fishing is now a viable sport and wildlife previously intimidated
by loud engines will flourish."
said the permits required to start the work have just been agreed
with the Environment Agency and that work should start soon. Sedgemoor
District Council previously gave its approval to the scheme in
hope to start construction very soon and I expect the new facilities
to be in place within two years."