Plans to build a £2.5million leisure facility on a former school site are gathering pace, with a stakeholder consultation event taking place this month to discuss the proposals.
The county council’s ruling Labour administration has set aside the cash for a major transformation at the vacant plot in Hadston, which was home to Druridge Bay Middle School.
The invitation-only event, will take place in the village on Thursday, June 19, will help to determine what the local needs are for key stakeholders and the Hadston community.
At this month’s East Chevington Parish Council meeting, Coun Scott Dickinson said: “I am delighted that the stakeholders’ meeting is taking place, which is the first stages of the public consultation in this exciting opportunity for the Druridge Bay area.
“We have worked hard to bring this to Druridge Bay and I hope the meeting is fruitful and positive.”
He said that after the stakeholders’ meeting there would be a public-consultation process around an actual plan.
He told members that he is keen to dispel the myth that the new facility would impact on what exists in the village, adding: “We will make sure there is no duplication and we will work to find out what the gaps are.”