The chances of a new Leisure and Recreation Centre for Bolnore Village has moved a step closer.
Plans have been submitted for a two floor building, changing facilities and meeting rooms on a site on Traunstein Way.
Carlos Leon, chair of Bolnore Village Residents’ Association, said: “The opening of this facility will put Bolnore village firmly on the map.
“Following the success of the school, it will provide an additional and much-needed focal point and gathering place for this community of more than 2,000 people and is something that some residents have been waiting ten years for.
“We have already been inundated with ideas for various clubs and people wanting to hire a space for classes.”
Cllr Pru Moore, cabinet member for leisure and sustainability, said: “A new leisure and community building would mean so much to the residents of Bolnore Village.
“Council officers have worked closely with local people and carried out a high level of consultation to make sure that our proposals meet their needs and deliver the facilities they want.
“The council is working hard to deliver this facility and I am delighted that we are now at a stage where we are able to submit a planning application.
“The scheme will now go through the planning process, just like any other, and a decision will be made in the next month or two.”