Plans for a new leisure and wellbeing centre in east Leeds have moved to the next stage.
Following an evaluation of potential sites and a public consultation, a feasibility study has now been commissioned to develop designs and costings for the potential new facility, which could be built on the existing site of the existing Fearnville Sports Centre.
With a range of existing leisure outdoor facilities already available including playing pitches, BMX track, tennis courts, multi-use games area and bowling green, it is felt that this location is best placed to meet the needs of the local communities it would serve through the new centre.
Once completed, the findings of the feasibility study will be brought back to Leeds City Council’s executive Board for further consideration.
Councillor Mohammed Rafique, Leeds City Council’s executive member with responsibility for sport, said:
“I am pleased that following a site appraisal and a public consultation, we are now at the stage to move forward with a feasibility study for a new leisure and wellbeing centre to be built on the same site as the existing Fearnville Leisure Centre.
“We want our leisure centres to be at the hub of our communities and offer facilities that are not only high-quality, but also importantly affordable. A potential new leisure and wellbeing centre will certainly offer this for the people of east Leeds, and we look forward to bringing the results of the feasibility study back to the executive board for consideration, once this work is completed.”