Carnoustie beachfront is in line for a major development boost thanks to a pair of planning decisions by Angus Council this week.
On Tuesday the development standards committee approved plans for the development of a cafe at the Carnoustie Leisure Centre and a skatepark on land adjacent to the site.
The combined projects will see around £450,000 invested in the foreshore, with Angus Council setting a budget of £260,000 for the cafe development and a projected £190,000 needed for the skatepark through public fund-raising and grants.
With a footprint of 141 square metres the new cafe will be sited on the south elevation of the leisure centre while the proposed skatepark facility will consist of around 264 square metres of concrete shapes and obstacles typical of such parks.
Angus Provost and Carnoustie town councillor Helen Oswald has been involved with both projects. She said: “I’m delighted that planning permission was granted for the skatepark at the front at Carnoustie.
“This project, run by a committee made up of young people and parents is now only around £20,000 short of their required funding and any help would be gratefully received.
“Also that the extension to the leisure centre/café has been approved. This will provide much needed additional leisure space and café facilities for families visiting the playpark, walkers, cyclists, and tourists to the area.
“Hopefully it will also provide a facility for young people in the evenings.”
Mrs Oswald concluded: “These two projects will greatly enhance the leisure offering at the seafront in Carnoustie for locals and visitors alike.”
The skatepark project has received a lot of support from the community and on Tuesday it received £1,000 from the Carnoustie Crime Prevention Panel.