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Hornsea’s multi-service centre

plans are now on the table

     
       
   
EAST RIDING of Yorkshire Council has submitted a planning application for its proposals to redevelop East Riding Leisure Hornsea into a multi-service facility for the town.
Subject to planning permission being granted, the council will completely revamp the leisure centre with new facilities to encourage indoor and outdoor sport and play as well as relocate the library, customer service centre and Parva Road resource centre.
The project will consist of a new two-storey extension and landscaping that will create a leisure and learning hub, providing a major new focal point for the central promenade.
The council unveiled the plans to the public in January and held a two-day exhibition in the town attended by more than 450 people. 138 feedback forms were completed during the consultation process - 83 at the event and 55 online.
Seventy five per cent of those who responded were in favour - 52.94 per cent thought the design of the new building was very good and 22.05 per cent thought it was good.
East Riding Council also consulted various stakeholders in the town, such as the Hornsea Area Regeneration Partnership (HARP), Hornsea Town Council, Let’s Go Hornsea and the Chamber of Trade.
Feedback forms provided an opportunity for residents to raise questions, many of these were about the leisure centre closure while the work is undertaken.
East Riding Council leader, Councillor Stephen Parnaby, said: “The council’s proposals to create a multi-service centre in Hornsea have been well-received and we would like to thank all those who took the opportunity to come along to the public exhibition or viewed the plans online. The feedback provided was invaluable in finalising the plans.
“The council is committed to providing the people of Hornsea with the best possible facilities and to ensure they have continued access to the services they value for many years to come.
“The creation of multi-service centres has proved to be successful in other parts of the East Riding, providing the public with improved services while reducing running costs for the council by having a number of services under one roof. It has also led to increased usage and substantially improved the offer to our residents.”
Subject to the proposals obtaining planning permission, work will start on site in late 2018 and would see the leisure centre close. Council bosses say use of alternative venues in the town will be explored for the transition. They confirmed the library and customer service centre will remain open until they move.
Work on the new multi-service centre is scheduled to be completed by late 2019.
To view the feedback results and the council’s responses, visit www.eastriding.gov.uk/investinginhornsea. For the planning application, visit https://newplanningaccess.eastriding.gov.uk/newplanningaccess/
 
         
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