A planning application has been submitted to Kingston Council for a new leisure centre in the area.

The potential facility will be located on Fairfield Road as a part of the Transform Kingston programme.

The aim of the scheme is to transform and recover the town centre from the coronavirus pandemic.

The potential build aims to support residents in keeping them fit and healthy by also bringing the community together.

Leader of Kingston Council and portfolio holder for finance, Councillor Andreas Kirsch said: “The submission of the planning application is a huge step forward in delivering the scheme.

“We are working with leading architects FaulknerBrowns to deliver a truly inclusive space, accessible for all, environmentally sustainable, and family and disabled friendly.

“It will also celebrate our borough’s rich heritage and history.

“The new complex will help revitalise our town centre, making it a prime place to visit for culture, entertainment and leisure as well as shopping.”

Three public exhibitions were held as more than 7,000 residents responded to the potential plans.

The application will be live on the Council’s planning portal in the coming weeks.

The proposal is expected to go through to the planning committee in Autumn 2022.

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