Play time just got better in Cooper's Edge, Gloucester, after a successful children's You tube campaign for a skate park and play area
YOUNG people in Cooper's Edge are celebrating after a longed for skate park and play area has been approved.
They launched a YouTube campaign in the summer pleading for developers to make the facilities a priority.
A planning application was finally submitted in November and has now been given the nod by Tewkesbury Borough Council.
Work is due to start on site next month and is hoped to take 16 weeks and be completed by the summer.
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Jefferson Chisholme, one of the teenagers who led the campaign, said he was delighted with the result.
"It's nice to think that a couple of passionate local kids can really make a difference to a community, because we do care," he said.
The skate park, games area and second play zone are part of the Section 106 provisions promised by developers.
The only other play area in Cooper's Edge is aimed at younger children under 10.
The new facilities will give older children somewhere to go and were designed with feedback from residents following a drop-in design session hosted by the Cooper's Edge Trust, the consortium of house builders and Tewkesbury Borough Council. Joanne Vickers, from the trust, said: "While these facilities have been a long time coming, they have been planned with community involvement.
"And most importantly with feedback from young people and residents with adjacent properties so we can be confident they are they are the right design for Cooper's Edge."
Andrew Johnson, project manager for the consortium said: 'We are delighted that consent has been granted.
"Residents took a full and enthusiastic part in shaping these plans, showing the fantastic community spirit that exists at Cooper's Edge."
Plans for a new community centre are still being developed.