Derby

Options revealed for Belper leisure centre

Views are being sought on two main options for a proposed Derbyshire leisure centre.

Amber Valley Borough Council is working with a private developer to build the complex on a site off Field Lane in the centre of Belper.

The council said current facilities were too limited.

Plans for either a water-based centre, with pools and a spa, or a pool and sports hall are going on display with residents being asked for feedback.

Modern facilities

An initial series of displays in council offices and supermarkets will be followed by an exhibition at the Lion Hotel on 25 and 26 October.

The first option is a centre with a 25 metre pool, a training and teaching pool, health spa, hydrotherapy pool and sauna and 70 station fitness suite.

The second is a "wet and dry" development with two pools, a sports hall and 50 station fitness area.

Council leader Stuart Bradford said: "It's our aspiration that people of Belper and its surrounding area have the same access to modern and dedicated facilities available as in other parts of the borough.

"It's become clear that the existing facilities - as well used as they may be, offer only a limited scope and availability compared with other towns so we're just looking at how feasible a new and dedicated facility would be."

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