New £15 million Spen Valley Leisure Centre plans revealed
Residents are being asked to share their views on the exciting plans for Spen Valley’s new £15 million leisure centre.
What facilities will there be?
The new two-storey leisure centre with swimming and fitness facilities, is set to be built on the existing Spenborough Pool site after the plans were approved by Kirklees Council’s Cabinet in August, 2018.
The plans include an eight-lane 25m pool, a five-lane 20m activity pool, a fitness suite, as well as exercise and cycling studios.
How have we been listening to residents?
Over the past few months, we alongside with Kirklees Active Leisure have been working with community groups and others who will use the centre, to make sure their feedback helps shape the plans.
It’s now over to the public, with a number of drop-in sessions organised to give residents the opportunity to view and comment on the plans. Staff will also be on hand to answer any questions residents may have.
Cllr Shabir Pandor, Leader of Kirklees Council said:
“It’s great to see the plans for this fantastic new centre. They really bring it to life. Whilst we have already consulted with a number of interested parties, the public engagement sessions are a great opportunity for local residents to look and feedback with their comments.
The plans show an excellent community facility which will promote healthier lifestyles and complement the growth of the area in the years to come. As a council we’re committed to investing in our communities, both financially and in the wellbeing of the residents.
We’d like to encourage everyone to come along to one of the many engagement events we’ve arranged to learn more about these fantastic plans and share your thoughts with us.”
When are the sessions?
The sessions will run between 18 March – 1 April. Following this, planning permission for the building will be sought.
The engagement sessions will take place as follows with staff being on hand to answer any questions residents may have at specific times throughout these sessions:
Spenborough Pool 18 – 20 March
– Monday 18 March 4.30 – 6.30pm
– Tuesday 19 March 4.30 – 6.30pm
– Wednesday 20 March 10 – 12pm
Heckmondwike Library 21 – 25 March
– Thursday 21t March 3 – 5pm
– Monday 25 March 10 – 12pm
Cleckheaton Library 26 – 28 March
– Tuesday 26 March 10 – 12pm
– Thursday 28 March 3 – 5pm
Mirfield Library 30 March – 1 April
– Saturday 30 March 10 – 12pm
– Monday 1 April 1 – 3pm