Plan for new wind sports centre

FENLAND could soon have a new recreational centre for wind-related sports activities.

Fenland Wind & Air Sports Centre has submitted a plan to Fenland Council to create a centre on land off Cross Road, near March.

The applicant wishes to create the sports centre to cater for popular wind-related activities such as land yachting, paragliding, model aircraft, kite flying and land boarding.

The site is flat open countryside, ideal for sports of this nature, and Fenland W&A Sports Centre believes it is remote enough to avoid any conflict with nearby residents.

Charles Johnson is the agent for the applicant and said: “Hopefully Fenland will see the benefit of the centre. I think it will be a great thing.”

The centre is intended for use by the entire family, including children and disabled people. With the exception of paragliding and paramotoring – users need to be 16 to fly – the activities can be done by people of all ages and abilities.

Blokarts East Anglia - who is operating as Fenland W&A Sports Centre with United Kingdom Powered Para Gliding (UKPPG) – has already been approached by Cambs County Council about using the centre for educational purposes.

If the centre is given the go-ahead, it could open almost immediately as all the business already has all the equipment.