Relatives of Isaac Nash will have to wait another month for a decision over a skate park built in his memory.

The Isaac Nash Trust (TINT) submitted new plans to Kirklees Council in April for the park at Burton Acres Lane, Highburton, after their original proposal was rejected last year.

The plans were originally submitted after the community raised £100,000 for the park when the 12-year-old was tragically swept to sea during a family holiday to Anglesey in August 2014.

The Trust, set up in Isaac’s name by his family, will now have to wait another five weeks to hear whether the council have made a new decision to approve the plans, it was decided at a meeting.

The meeting, chaired by Clr Paul Kane at Dewsbury Town Hall, voted in favour of deferring the decision until the next meeting on Thursday, July 21.

Objections to the wheel park last year were made by national sporting body Sport England on the grounds of “the football pitch set out on the playing field being moved northwards and reduced in size”, a notion which has now been revised in the new plans.

Residents also voiced concerns over the potential for anti-social behaviour, which was refuted by the Trust and Dewsbury MP Paula Sherriff.

The "TINTS" Isaac's friends and skate park campaigners.
The "TINTS" Isaac's friends and skate park campaigners.

Howard Lewis, Isaac’s grandfather, said: “Skateparks encourage youngsters to exercise in an environment that is non-competitive.

“It is an often replicated, proven social model.

“Logic shows that if skateparks were a negative social model they would not be replicated.”

Paula Sherriff said meanwhile: “There is very little evidence that skateparks cause anti-social behaviour. Actually it can be the opposite.

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“Many communities would cry out for an opportunity like this where a skatepark is being funded by members of the public.”

The decision whether to approve the new plans will now be made on July 21.