New Leisure Centre For Houghton Regis As CBC Budgets Ahead

A new leisure centre for Houghton Regis is on the cards as CBC moves into it's budget meetings. 

New leisure centres at Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard at a budgeted cost of £29.0M are mentioned. Further detail suggests that the spending at Houghton Regis on this over the next four financial years would be £12,075,000.

Each leisure centre at Houghton Regis and Leighton Buzzard are reaching the end of their useful lives and are becoming increasingly expensive and difficult to maintain.

Also mentioned is All Saints View. Phase 1 due for completion in the summer of 2021.  The scheme will comprise 168 apartments with support facilities, a restaurant and bar, retail units, cafe, reablement suites, associated landscaping and parking. The Council has limited experience of offering shared ownership; but as its Priory View experience (31 shared ownership apartments) has been positive, the target of 71 apartments at Houghton Regis for shared ownership, with a further 26 for outright sale, is a significant increase in aspiration.

The Brook is mentioned. The Brook, in Houghton Regis, will be a development of a 20 unit, 3-storey supported bedsit accommodation scheme that can be used for a variety of CBC client groups, for example, single homeless entitled to emergency TA, and let on an affordable or social rent basis.  Planning approval was given in September 2019.

This Tuesday (4 Feb) sees an Executive meeting of Central Bedfordshire Council taking place. Much of it will be to do with budgetary matters. Time  9:30 AM — 1:00 PM at Council Chamber, Priory House, Monks Walk, Chicksands, Shefford, SG17 5TQ.

The meeting is broadcast live. Book an email reminder to watch the meeting at: https://centralbedfordshire.public-i.tv/core/portal/webcast_interactive/469451

A member of the public who wishes to speak at this meeting can register online via this link: http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/speak

Documents for meeting: https://centralbedfordshire.app.box.com/s/yf5w3nsu5p4bnre6zodjxvb8bpaami82/folder/101175439297


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