Just weeks after we reported that the Snowdonia region of the UK is to get a Wavegarden, we are delighted to now announce that The Wave: Bristol has also been granted planning permission. After a nervy wait and three years of planning and development, Bristol Council have today granted permission for The Wave: Bristol to proceed.
The £6.2 million project will now finally get underway and work will start on the development of the land at Over Court Farm and Washingpool Farm, with a completion date of 2016. The 40 acre site will not only house the surfing lake but will also include a nature area, a freshwater swimming pool and a sensory garden.
There was some opposition from the locals in the surrounding area, with over 100 letters of objection submitted, but with support from the local Primary school and over 1000 letters backing the bid, The Wave is set to proceed, much to our delight.
So after all these years without, the UK is set to see the creation of two inland Surfing venues within a short space of time and for the landlocked or wave starved amongst us, that can only be a good thing? We would love to hear your thoughts on these inland Surfing destinations, do you think they are beneficial to beginners and youngsters and will you be keen to give them a go?