Barton-upon-Humber

Baysgarth Leisure Centre set for £1.2m extension

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North Lincolnshire councillors approved £1.2 million plans to extend Baysgarth Leisure Centre in Barton-Upon-Humber.

The council’s planning committee approved the plans that will see a single storey extension built onto the leisure centre.

The council says the move to extend the centre will help to create a brand new library and wellbeing hub in Barton.

Some 20 construction jobs will also be created as part of the plans and work is expected to start on the centre this summer.

Councillor Rob Waltham, Leader of North Lincolnshire Council, said the plans will help transform the way the council supports residents.

He said.“Now we have planning permission, we can progress with arranging for work to start on site at Baysgarth Leisure Centre.

“It is fantastic news for Barton. We are fully committed to the £1.2 million investment to transform the way we support and enable residents.

“A wide range of services will be brought together under one roof providing a one-stop shop for information, advice, leisure, health, wellbeing and lifelong learning opportunities.”

The move will now see current library services moved from Providence House in Barton to the leisure centre along with health and well-being and adult community learning services.

The council has said that new transport means will also be provided for access to the site.