Warwick District Council’s Executive on 21 August gave the go ahead to progress with plans to extend and improve Kenilworth’s leisure facilities.
The scheme which was approved by the Council’s previous Executive in January and put on hold following the local elections in May, includes the creation of a second indoor pool at Abbey Fields which opens up to an adjoining sun terrace and café to replace the existing outdoor pool, as well as a new leisure centre at Castle Farm with a sports hall, 80 station gym and studios.
The decision to move the plans to the next stage follow months of information gathering by the Council’s project team and a series of meetings with group leaders from all political parties, stakeholders and community groups, to find the most sustainable way forward to meet the needs of a growing district for the next thirty years.
Warwick District Council’s Portfolio Holder for Culture, Councillor Moira Ann Grainger commented;
“The proposals we are putting forward for Kenilworth’s leisure centres are not only stunning, but accessible and sustainable too. Following this decision, I am very much looking forward to developing these ideas further, with the aim of providing Kenilworth and the district with some of the best facilities in the country.”