Gloucestershire leisure park â€˜The Waveâ€™ gets go ahead.
South Gloucestershire Council has granted a resolution for approval on the application to build an ‘inland surfing experience’ at Washingpool Farm in Easter Compton, with a majority vote of nine to one with one abstention.
The Wave brings together surfing, nature and education, says APG Architecture. At the centre of the development will be a freshwater lagoon, which will use Wavegarden® technology by Instant Sport in Spain, ‘to generate perfect surfing waves for both experienced surfers and beginners alike’.
Paul Osborne, director of the landscape team at LHC says the scheme’s landscape design picks up on the wider objectives of education, health and well-being, as well as ‘enhancing the biodiversity and landscape quality of the site’.
Nick Hounsfield believes that The Wave will have a hugely positive impact on people of all ages, backgrounds and abilities in the local area, Bristol and further afield. ‘We can’t wait to get this project built and open to the public. Now that planning has been granted, the project can quickly progress to the next stage – we hope to start work on site this year and be open by Summer 2015.’