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Major step forward for Otley's Olympic legacy sports park plan
7:00am Thursday 26th September 2013 in News
Work to create an ‘Olympics legacy’ centre of sporting excellence in Otley has taken a major step forward.
The town’s sports groups have been working since London 2012 on plans to deliver Wharfedale’s first dedicated sporting hub.
Now the dream has moved a step closer to reality after Leeds City Council agreed to hold a formal investigation of the proposed site for what is being called the Chevin Olympic Park.
Aimed at catering for as many sports as possible, the park’s role would be to help raise standards across the board. It would include a sports hall and cycle track, a dedicated running track and all-weather playing fields, a gym and fitness studio and meeting rooms.
Steering committee chairman Tony Walker, of Otley Athletic Club, said: “A year on from the Olympics the country is still talking of its legacy and we want to bring a slice of that to Otley, to help foster the next generation of sportspeople.”
The park’s picturesque location is being kept under-wraps until the city council’s work, which will check its suitability for outline planning permission is completed.
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