Plans for tram­po­line park given ap­proval

South Wales Echo - - NEWS -

A FOR­MER home­ware store is go­ing to be turned into Cardiff’s lat­est tram­po­line park.

The Had­field Road B&Q store closed in June 2016, leav­ing be­hind an empty, sin­gle-storey re­tail unit.

When it was a B&Q it was one gi­ant premises, but since its clo­sure has been di­vided into two.

One of the units has al­ready had per­mis­sion for al­ter­ations to be made to the build­ing and park­ing area.

It is due to open as build­ing sup­ply store Selco this year.

The lat­est ap­pli­ca­tion for the site was for an as yet un­named com­pany to open a tram­po­line park.

As part of the site, there would be a tram­po­line and jump­ing sec­tion, cafe, and chang­ing and locker area.

There would also be a seat­ing area for spec­ta­tors.

The ap­pli­ca­tion is mi­nor and is only for a change in use in terms of plan­ning law.

Claire Cope, di­rec­tor of Ash­field Land, who are deal­ing with the ap­pli­ca­tion, wrote in the pa­pers sub­mit­ted to Cardiff coun­cil: “The pro­posed change of use seeks to bring Unit B back into ac­tive use, meet­ing oc­cu­pier de­mand for a new tram­polin­ing and jump fa­cil­ity on Had­field Road. The use is con­sid­ered ap­pro­pri­ate and com­pli­men­tary to the unit next door, which is cur­rently be­ing re-con­fig­ured for Selco.”

The city has wit­nessed a re­cent boom in tram­po­line fa­cil­i­ties. Tar­geted at kids and adults alike, they are billed as a way to get fit while hav­ing fun.

The city al­ready has two large fa­cil­i­ties – Go Air at Ty-Glas Av­enue in Llan­ishen, and In­fin­ity at Pengam Road in Tre­morfa.

The plan­ning ap­pli­ca­tion has been de­cided and given ap­proval by Cardiff coun­cil.

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