A decision is set to be made on an ambitious application for a new multi-million-dollar outdoor center located in Walney, United Kingdom.
The new facility would be built on land east of Earnse Bay. It would be accompanied by a new urban park, offering sports and other leisure activities for the community, according to a report by The Mail UK.
The facility, as per the design and access statement submitted, has been envisioned as two halves. The community center would feature a village hall, café, and shop, to be delivered by Cumbria County Council.
Meanwhile, an environmental education center, to be delivered by Natural England, would focus on outdoor and beach activities and include school rooms, an office, and a garage and workshop.
The outdoor space would include a rounders pitch, community gardens, growing space, and camping facilities, making it a perfect destination for families and outdoor enthusiasts.
The site would provide ten spaces for disabled and staff parking, with the adjacent underutilized car park capable of accommodating around 170 cars.
The overall plan, put forward by Cumbria County Council, will be looked at by the borough council’s planning committee on Tuesday. A report by case officer Charles Wilton recommends the committee be “minded to approve” the application.
However, Sport England has raised objections to the application, stating that the proposed site incorporates land that has been used as a playing field within the past five years, and the proposal would cause the loss of the majority of the playing field with no replacement or enhancement of other facilities.
The multi-million-dollar outdoor center on Walney is set to be a new hub for sports, leisure, and environmental education.
The borough council’s planning committee will make the decision on the application on Tuesday, and the report by Charles Wilton suggests that it will be “minded to approve” the application.