Tuesday, August 06, 2019

Leisure and Wellbeing Hubs consultation extended until 16 August

Following high levels of public interest West Lancashire Borough Council has decided to extend the public consultation regarding proposed new state of the art leisure and wellbeing hubs until Friday 16 August.

The consultation, which is requesting views on the proposed contents and locations of the new hubs, has been running for a number of weeks.
The Skelmersdale Leisure and Wellbeing Hub is proposed to feature swimming pools, tenpin bowling, climbing walls, a 120 station fitness suite, dance and spinning studios, café and adventure soft play.

Plans for Ormskirk could include swimming pools, a 120 station fitness suite, dance and spinning studios, café and adventure soft play.

The Skelmersdale Leisure and Wellbeing Hub, which will replace Nye Bevan Pool, is proposed to be on the Ingram site next to West Lancashire College and Asda. Following construction, Nye Bevan will be demolished and the site will be redeveloped as part of the wider town centre plan.

The Ormskirk Leisure and Wellbeing Hub will replace Park Pool and is proposed to be on Churchfields. Following construction, Coronation Park will be improved as part of a proposed masterplan with the current Park Pool site being returned to parkland following the building's demolition.
The Council has been visiting local residents and key stakeholders to get their views, as well as hosting public exhibitions and holding an online and paper-based feedback survey.

Based on consultation feedback the Council would then continue to develop plans to allow final designs to be available for further public consultation as part of a formal planning process in approximately 12 months' time.

Councillor Yvonne Gagen said: "The Council has had an excellent response to the consultation so far and we are grateful to everyone who has given us their views. Due to the high volume of interest we have decided to extend the deadline to provide all residents with the opportunity to respond."

Residents can have their say by going online at West Lancs Hubs (external link) or by obtaining paper copies of forms which are available from Nye Bevan Pool in Skelmersdale or Park Pool in Ormskirk. Also included on West Lancs Hubs (external link) is a series of frequently asked questions.

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