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Popular Leisure Centre's Future Uncertain?

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11:47am 20th May 2012
(Updated 11:47am 20th May 2012)

One of Cornwall's most popular leisure centres could be getting a revamp.

The council is thinking about selling land used for Carn Brea and its running track.

But it says some of the money would have to fund a new one.

Alan Rowling is the Chairman of Cornwall Athletic Club, which uses the track:

"If we were re-sited or even upgraded on the existing site, it'd be a distinct advantage to us because we would have a much better, more up to date facility than we do at present.

"Keep to what you promised within your report, so that if there's development on the existing site, to guarantee the athletic track staying there. If it's re-sited to an alternative site, it's got to be within the Camborne-Pool-Redruth area and allows us to move from one to the other, so there's a continuity of use."

In a statement, Cornwall Council cabinet member for housing and planning Mark Kaczmarek said:

"Depending on the level of interest shown and what kind of proposals are put forward, this could provide a positive contribution to the continued regeneration of the area as well as provide the opportunity for a high quality development.

It is important to stress that the funds from any sale of the land would be reinvested in the upgrade of the leisure centre and athletics track for the communities of Camborne, Pool and Redruth. The Council is committed to the provision of a leisure centre in the area fit for the 21st century so before any expression of interest could be taken forward, agreement with the Carn Brea Leisure Centre Trust concerning the refurbishment or replacement of their facilities would need to be agreed."

Jeff Marston, Chairman of the Board at Carn Brea Leisure Centre said:

"It is important to stress that we are at the earliest stages of a process and should no expressions of interest be submitted or should expressions not provide an appropriate development proposal for the community or the leisure centre, then there will be no obligation for Carn Brea or Cornwall Council  to pursue the project any further
 
"We look forward to working with the Council moving forward, as we continue to look at a range of solutions to ensure the vital facilities our charity provides the communities of Camborne, Pool and Redruth are sustained in the long term."


11:47am 20th May 2012

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