Talking West Cheshire

Council rubber stamps proposals for £20m investment in Chester's leisure facilities

30 September 2010

Over £20m worth of leisure facilities for Chester have been approved by the Council's Executive.

Members of the Cheshire West and Chester Executive were asked to back a masterplan detailing a total of £59.1m investment in the Borough’s leisure facilities over the next decade.

The proposals are the result of a strategic review of all leisure facilities across West Cheshire – both Council owned and private.

A report from Charlie Seward, Director of Regeneration and Culture lists the city in investment priorities two and three.

In priority two – scheduled for 2012/14 – are two state-of-the-art sports and leisure centres, both offering wet and dry sports facilities for the East and West of the city.

One, costing an estimated £11m, would incorporate a regional diving centre, and the other, at £8m would house a specialist swimming development centre.

And the review also suggests that £2m be allocated as provision for the development of a replacement out-door facility within the green belt – if required

Priority three (2014/16) would include a £1m contribution to the re-development of Chester City Baths.