Splashlands receives planning go-ahead
The Development Management Committee approved a planning application for the new Splashlands leisure facility on Thursday 18 July.
Members voted unanimously in favour of supporting officers' recommendations to grant permission for the new development at Stanborough Park.
Set to open in summer 2020, Splashlands will be a brand new wet and dry adventure play facility, centered around a 600m² splash pad.
A public vote was held in June to choose a logo for the facility, with over 500 votes casts and Option C edging ahead of Option A by only nine votes. The logo will be used across the site, on signage, and in all future marketing and advertising.
New Splashlands logo
Work to refurbish the toilet block and kiosk was also completed last month. The facilities have been fully redecorated both inside and out, in preparation for the main works which will extend the building to provide a new kiosk and changing room.
Councillor Terry Mitchinson, Executive Member for Leisure, Culture and Communications, said:
We're thrilled that members of the committee voted to approve the application - their decision will deliver a fantastic new facility for local people.We now look forward to construction work beginning at the end of the summer season, and to Splashlands opening to be enjoyed by all in 2020.