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Corinium Via playground remains shut in paint colour row

The fenced off playground
Image caption Fresh plans for the playground have been submitted to Cotswold District Council

A new children's playground in the Cotswolds is still not in use following a row over its colour and size.

Swings and slides remain fenced off after complaints that the bright colours were "out of keeping" with nearby homes in Cirencester.

Redrow Homes said it had submitted revised plans to adjust the colour and move some of the equipment.

Once approved by the council, the company said the play area would open "without further delay".

Samantha Ralston, who lives nearby, said she had been lobbying for the park for the Corinium Via estate for the past two years and the delay was "complete nonsense".

"Who wants their child to grow up and play in a world that has no colours," she said.

"Due to concerns raised by some residents over the new playground's colour scheme at Kingshill, Cirencester, the opening has been delayed," a Redrow spokesman said.

"In response to the complaints, Redrow has agreed with residents and Cotswold District Council to adjust the colour of the equipment and move a few play items further away from dwellings."

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