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Newark & Sherwood Plan Review - Publication Amended Core Strategy

Newark Urban Area Sports and Leisure Facilities

6.67     The District Council has worked with Sport England to identify future sports need in areas of growth. One of the results of this work is that as Newark Urban Area will be the focus for growth in Newark & Sherwood, sports and recreation provision must be enhanced. Given the need to replace the existing Grove Leisure Centre, the Council is considering options for delivering new sports and leisure facilities in Newark. These facilities would be a focus for sport and recreation in Newark Urban Area and the wider Newark Area and could be provided in one location as a sports hub or be distributed in a number of locations. 

6.68     The newly built Newark Sports and Fitness Centre, off Bowbridge Road, provides a range of indoor exercise and leisure facilities. The proposed Newark Sports & Community Village, off Elm Avenue, will offer a range of outdoor sports facilities. Together, the Sports and Fitness Centre and the Village will provide a focus for sport and recreation in Newark Urban Area and the wider Newark Area, suitable for a growing population. Enhancements to existing facilities, and new sports and leisure development, should address identified future sports needs and be in sustainable locations.

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Newark Urban Area Sports and Leisure Facilities 

The District Council will seek to improve sports and leisure facilities in Newark Urban Area. Such facilities should be accessible by a range of transport modes, including public transport and cycle routes, with good access both to the existing Newark Urban Area and the Strategic Sites. If possible the District Council will seek to locate such facilities in a single location.

It is envisaged that these facilities will be funded through CIL.