Residents are being given the chance to comment on the plans for the new £15 million Spen Valley Leisure Centre.

The new two-storey centre is set to be built on the existing Spenborough Pool site after plans to replace the deteriorating facilities, which were opened in 1969, were approved by Kirklees Council’s Cabinet in August 2018.

It is expected to take up to two years to build during which the existing pool will be closed. Other facilities, such as the existing athletics track, fitness suite and studios have been previously proposed to stay open.

Plans outlined for the new site include swimming and fitness facilities with an eight-lane 25m pool, a five lane 20m activity pool, a fitness suite, as well as exercise and cycling studios.

Kirklees Council and Kirklees Active Leisure have already worked with community groups and others who will use the centre, to ensure their feedback helps shape future plans, and are now asking the public to share their views.

Drop-in sessions have been organised to take place from 18 March – 1 April to give residents the opportunity to view and comment on the new £15 million leisure centre. After the sessions have concluded planning permission will be sought for the building.

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 well-being 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.”

The drop-in sessions for the public will take place as follows:

Spenborough Pool 18 – 20 March:

Monday 18, 4.30pm–6.30pm

Tuesday 19, 4.30pm–6.30pm

Wednesday 20, 10am–12pm

 

Heckmondwike Library 21 – 25 March:

Thursday 21, 3pm–5pm

Monday 25, 10am–12pm

 

Cleckheaton Library 26 – 28 March:

Tuesday 26, 10am–12pm

Thursday 28, 3pm–5pm

 

Mirfield Library 30 March – 1 April:

Saturday 30 March, 10am–12pm

Monday 1 April, 1pm–3pm