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Bid for 'international standard' skatepark after airport estate sale

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A vision has been put to the table to create an international standard skatepark in the city to inspire the next generation of Team GB athletes.

The sale of the Norwich Airport Industrial Estate has raised the prospect of building a skatepark which would serve the north of the city and beyond.

Steve Morphew, Labour leader at Norfolk County Council, has tabled a motion at the next full council meeting to put forward the bid, which he believes will help shape future generations of Olympic and Paralympic talent.

Empty units at Norwich Airport Industrial Estate - Credit: Archant

The £1m skatepark at Oxhey Activity Park near Watford is among the facilities which has inspired the idea.

But it is not expected a facility in Norwich would cost anything like that sum.

The Airport Industrial Estate, to the south of Norwich International Airport, is jointly owned by Norfolk County Council and Norwich City Council.

The empty units at Norwich Airport Industrial Estate. PICTURE: Jamie Honeywood - Credit: Archant

Mr Morphew, who motion has........

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