New £12.5m Flitwick leisure centre planned

Artist's impression of new leisure centre Central Bedfordshire Council wants to build a new Flitwick Leisure Centre in Steppingley Road

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Plans for a £12.5m leisure centre in Bedfordshire with a four-court sports hall and 25m swimming pool will go before planners on Wednesday.

Central Bedfordshire Council wants to build a new Flitwick Leisure Centre in Steppingley Road.

The centre will also include a dance studio, changing rooms, a 120-station fitness suite and a cafe.

Planning officers are recommending the plan is approved by the council's development management committee.

Artist's impression of new leisure centre Work could start as early as September if the plans get the go ahead

Brian Spurr, the council's executive member for sustainable communities, said: "Although budgets are stretched, we really see the value of investing in all of our leisure centres.

"It's not just about making the centres look better, it's also about promoting health and wellbeing in all of our communities."

Work could start as early as September if the plans get the go ahead and it could be finished in winter 2015.

Artist's impression of new leisure centre The new leisure centre would include a dance studio, changing rooms and a cafe

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