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Havering Council gives the go-ahead to plans for new Hornchurch Sports Centre

PUBLISHED: 16:00 06 April 2018 | UPDATED: 16:03 06 April 2018

An artist's impression of what the proposed new Hornchurch Sports Centre will look like. Photo: Havering Council/Everyone Active/GT3 Architects

An artist's impression of what the proposed new Hornchurch Sports Centre will look like. Photo: Havering Council/Everyone Active/GT3 Architects

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Plans to build a new sports centre in Hornchurch and then demolish the current one in Harrow Lodge Park have been greenlit by Havering Council.

The new centre, built in an L-shape, would be erected on the site of the current sports centre’s overflow car park and would offer an eight-lane 25m swimming pool, a much larger diving pool with a movable floor that will also serve as a children’s pool, four tennis courts and an expanded gym.

It is beliebed that building work will begin in the next few weeks, with a provisional opening date of December 2019.

The site the current Harrow Lodge Sports Centre stands on will be resurfaced to provide 300 new parking spaces.

Speaking to the Recorder, Councillor Graham Williamson, who sits on the planning committee said although the new centre will be slightly smaller than the current one, it will be much more advanced and more fit for purpose.

As part of the agreement, the developer must also provide £12,000 to improve roads around the area and a further £15,000 to fund cycling improvements.

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