“A planning application for further improvements to the Stocksbridge Community Leisure Centre has been approved.

This will include redesigning the existing front car park and driveway to accommodate better access and disabled parking and the creation of additional parking spaces, new external steps from the bus stop on Moorland Drive to the Centre’s main entrance with lighting and soft landscaping works.

The project, designed in conjunction with Castle Owen Architects, is being led by SCC Parks & Countryside in partnership with the Community Leisure Centre and funded through the Government’s Towns Fund ‘Accelerated Programme’.

It is hoped work will start later in the New Year.”