Public consultation on the new Littlehampton Leisure Centre will begin in October so get on the blocks to have your say!
Arun District Council will be displaying proposals for the new Littlehampton leisure centre from 3-10 October 2016, ahead of a planning application submission.
Members of the public will have the opportunity to view plans and comment on the scheme.
The project team will be available to answer questions and receive feedback at a series of drop-in sessions at Littlehampton Swimming and Sports Centre on:
Monday 3 October - 4pm to 7pm
Thursday 6 October - 2pm to 5pm
Saturday 8 October - 10am to 1pm
The plans will also be available to view at the Arun Civic Centre in Maltravers Road, Littlehampton, and on the Arun District Council website from 3 to 10 October.
Please then answer the questionnaire as we value your thoughts and views on this matter. You can read more and answer the questionnaire here.
Willmott Dixon Construction Ltd was appointed to undertake the preconstruction phase of the project, which includes reviewing previous designs and conducting a range of surveys to assist the design process.
Meetings have also been held with local sports clubs to understand how they use the current building.
The designs have incorporated the approved facilities mix which include an impressive eight-lane, 25 metre swimming pool, learner pool, gym, dance and cycling studios, sports hall and café.
With building set to start in 2017, the £15 million centre will be built on the site of the current sports dome and overflow car park in Sea Road and the existing building will be demolished once the new building is completed.
It is expected that the planning application will be submitted at the end of October 2016.
Councillor Paul Dendle, Arun District Council’s Cabinet Member for Leisure and Amenities, said: “I’m delighted that the new leisure centre is progressing according to plan. The drawings meet the required facility mix and will provide the community with a fully accessible and integrated facility. I hope everyone takes the time to view the proposals and have a say about their new community leisure centre.”