Chasewater. Pic: Manic Preachings

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A new wakeboarding facility could be installed at Chasewater.
Chasewater. Pic: Manic Preachings
Plans have been submitted to Lichfield District Council for a cable tow line to be introduced at the site. If it were to get the go-ahead, the facility would be one of only ten across the UK. In a statement to planning chiefs, the company behind the scheme said: “It is a relatively new concept that allows the sport to be undertaken without the need for either a speedboat or an expensive circular cable tow system. “To date there are no straight line cables in the West Midlands, presenting an outstanding opportunity for Staffordshire to host the first site and also evolve to become a premier UK destination.” The plan – which would see the facility open for between 180 and 200 days a year – also has the backing of the British Water Ski & Wakeboard Federation. Residents can have their say on the scheme and view the proposals in full on the Lichfield District Council planning website.

Ross

Founder of Lichfield Live and editor of the site.