Temporary skating rink plans are on thin ice according to report

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PLANS for a temporary ice rink attraction at a farm are to be considered.

An application has been made by Mathew James of Ice Pad UK to turn part of Woodlands Farm on Segensworth Road in Titchfield Common into a temporary rink with a marquee and 80-space car park.

Under the proposals, the 220-skater capacity rink will run from December to February 2012, from 10am to 10pm, seven days a week.

The council has received 15 letters objecting to the plans on a number of grounds, including increased traffic, excessive noise late into the evening, litter problems and being contrary to the local plan.

Planning agent Phil Rowe said: ‘A number of groups have been set up on Facebook registering public support for the ice rink.’

But an officer’s report recommends refusing the plans.

Fareham Borough Council’s planning committee will consider the proposals at today’s meeting.