Plans submitted for new £26m leisure centre

Friday, 17 March 2017
A planning application for a new £26m Dover District Leisure Centre has been submitted. The new leisure centre is proposed on a 2.1ha site in Whitfield to replace the existing 40 year old Dover Leisure Centre.

Plans submitted for new £26m leisure centre
Facilities at the new leisure centre would include a competition standard, eight-lane swimming pool with spectator seating for 250 people, along with a learner pool. Other facilities would include a four court sports hall, squash courts, multi-function room, fitness gym, fitness studios, clip ‘n’ climb wall, and a café.

The plans also include two outdoor 3G artificial pitches for five-a-side football, landscaping and a minimum of 250 parking spaces.

The plans have been drawn up to RIBA Stage 3 and meet with Sport England guidelines. The centre is being designed to a BREEAM 'very good' rating. The planning application can be viewed online at (reference: DOV/17/00305).

The application is expected to be considered at a meeting of Dover District Council’s Planning Committee in June 2017.

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