Stockton Council approves £1m giant climbing frame plan

Climbing frame Image copyright Stockton Council
Image caption Stockton Council will now seek planning permission to build a Sky Trail similar to this

Plans to build a 59ft (18m) climbing frame have been given the green light by a council in Teesside.

Stockton Borough Council's cabinet approved the £1m project at a meeting on Thursday.

Planning permission will now be sought for the four-storey high ropes course, which would be built next to the white water course at the Tees Barrage.

The council said it hoped the so-called Sky Trail would increase visitor numbers to the area.

Stockton Council's cabinet member responsible for leisure, Ken Dixon, said: "We already have a world-class facility in the white water course and the Sky Trail would complement this.

"Stockton is quickly becoming a fun and vibrant visitor destination."

The council will now draw up more detailed plans before submitting a planning application.

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