Detailed plans and building designs for Grimsby’s new leisure facility are being unveiled to the public in a one-day roadshow this month and residents are being asked their views on the designs.
Before a formal planning application can be submitted, it is essential that the opinions of residents, leisure facility users and other interested parties are gathered.
As part of the consultation roadshow, the design team, elected members and council officers will be asking for feedback on the accessibility of the new facility, its potential impact on the local area, the look and feel of the building and its layout and design.
The roadshows will be taking place on:
- Tuesday, March 5 from 12 noon to 3pm at Grimsby Central Library;
- Tuesday, March 5 from 5pm to 8pm at Cleethorpes Leisure Centre;
- Wednesday, March 6 from 12 noon to 3pm at Scartho Road (Grimsby Pool); and
- Wednesday, March 6 from 5pm to 8pm at Cromwell Road (Grimsby Auditorium).
Visitors can complete a comment card with their views. Anyone who is unable to attend the roadshow can view all the documents online at www.nelincs.gov.uk/resident/sport-and-leisure from Tuesday, March 5, to Friday, March 13. An online e-comment card will also be made available on this site.
Councillor Mick Burnett, portfolio holder for culture and tourism said: “This is your opportunity to see the impressive three dimensional designs of how the new facility could look as well as speak to those people who have been involved in drawing up the designs.
“We want to know what residents think and we are asking for feedback on specific issues in relation to the design in order for us to proceed to the next stage of the planning application.“
Following the consultation a report will be compiled, which will be available as part of the planning application submission and will be available to view at http://www.nelincs.gov.uk/resident/sport-and-leisure/ by April 2013.
North East Lincolnshire Council is embarking on a phased approach to the replacement of ageing leisure facilities. The development of a new leisure facility to be built on the land adjacent to the current Grimsby Leisure Centre and Grimsby Auditorium is phase 1 of the project. The new facility will replace Grimsby Swimming Pool and also the fun pool within Grimsby Leisure Centre, creating a brand new county competition standard facility, fully accessible and with supporting gym and fitness facilities.
The initial phase of works will concentrate on the design and build of a new swimming pool, learner pool, health and fitness suite and supporting facilities. The second phase of works will look to replace the current Grimsby Leisure Centre with a range of dry leisure facilities, such as a new sports hall and in door bowls provision.
The formal planning application for the new centre will be submitted in March 2013 and if successful, work will start on site in November 2013.