See update for key site in town centre

Residents are being invited to have their say on the latest stage of plans for a new leisure centre in Morpeth.

Friday, 10th March 2017, 1:04 pm
Updated Friday, 24th March 2017, 9:56 am
An aerial view of the riverside site in Morpeth that is being earmarked for a major new development.

A hotel and performing arts venue is also proposed for the state-of-the-art complex at the riverside site, which includes the former Morpeth Library building.

This is a follow-up event to a pre-Christmas drop in session that gained people’s views on what facilities they may like at the centre. Those who came along were encouraged to complete a survey on leisure provision in the town.

County council leader Grant Davey said: “This exciting development will give the people of Morpeth a bespoke facility on their doorstep and I hope as many people as possible will be able to attend this latest consultation and have their say.

“A lot of work has been going on behind the scenes since our last drop in session to develop plans that we hope will meet with local approval, but we want people to be involved and let us know what they think.”

The latest event will again take place in the cafe area at the current leisure centre in New Market on Thursday, March 16, from 3pm to 7.30pm. It will give people a chance to see the first proposals for facilities on the site and where they might be situated.

Council officers will be on hand to speak to residents and answer questions.