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Westminster approves Queen's Park sport centre redevelopment

Out-Law News | 24 Apr 2014 | 4:12 pm |

Westminster City Council's planning committee has resolved to grant planning permission for a £20 million redevelopment of the Jubilee Sports Centre in west London's Queen's Park.

Under the proposals by the Council and its development partner Willmott Dixon Regeneration, the existing buildings on the site will be demolished and a new, smaller sports and community centre will be constructed along with a terrace of 20 town houses and two buildings providing 64 flats. 12 of the new flats will be made available as affordable homes.

The scheme is linked with plans for a new sports centre at Moberly in the London Borough of Brent, which will replace most of the facilities that will be lost as part the redevelopment of the Jubilee Sports Centre.

The Council's planning officers said in the committee report that the proposed sports centre at Moberly and the sports hall at Jubilee would result in a combined increase in floorspace of nearly 3,000 square metres of social and community facilities across the two schemes.

The officers concluded that the application was "acceptable on the basis of the strategic benefits of the proposals to increase and improve the sports and leisure provision in the Queen's Park area".