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Leisure Centre re-vamp wins planning approval

Published on Tuesday, 4th April 2017

Hambleton Leisure Centre's re-vamp has won planning approval

A £2.5m re-vamp of Northallerton’s leisure centre has won planning approval.

It means construction work on the Hambleton District Council run facility will begin within weeks.

The authority is working with development partner, Alliance Leisure Services Ltd, on the massive redevelopment scheme – which includes a gym extension, two studios for group exercise and spinning classes; and new and improved changing rooms.  

“Planning consent means we can make a start on this exciting scheme for Northallerton – and Hambleton District Council,” said Leader of the Council, Councillor Mark Robson.

“It will mean we can offer an improved programme of activities to help promote the health and well-being of people of all ages and levels of fitness.”

The lion’s share of the project will be borne by Hambleton District Council itself – councillors will invest £2.3 million to extend and refurbish the health and fitness facilities.   The remaining £213,000 comes as National Lottery funding from Sport England – which is specifically targeted at improving the swim change facilities.

  • Members of Hambleton’s Planning committee approved the plans at their meeting on March 30.