A new play park in Bradford on Avon is to be built in phases as ambitious plans have been changed following public feedback on the design.

Bradford on Avon Town Council has decided to upscale its plans after sharing them with more than 9,000 residents last August and taking account of their comments.

A council spokesperson said the first phase to improve facilities at Poulton Park would begin in June and should be finished by the end of July.

He said: “This design is more ambitious than the design that we shared last August. This reflects what people said to us about the types of play opportunities they wanted to see – and the materials they would prefer in the play area.

“The new design is more expensive, though – and because of this, we’re going to have to split this project into phases."

The first phase will include a bigger climbing frame, a new roundabout, a new basket swing, new seats, a face-to-face swing and renovation of the existing swings.

The council will also install multi-height bars and a zig-zag twister, new seating and will be working on designs for a sand pit and a mud kitchen.

It added: “The rest of the design will be completed in phases as we’re successful in funding bids.”