London Borough of Camden,
26
February
2016
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16:18
Europe/London

Council’s Cabinet approves proposals for new community facilities in Highgate

Camden Council’s Cabinet has given the go ahead to proposals to redevelop the Highgate Newtown Community Centre (HNCC), which will include a new sports hall and premises for the Fresh Youth Academy service (FYA).

The new development, which was supported by many local residents during an extensive consultation period, will also contain new private for sale homes to fund the new community buildings.

Further consultation events will now take place to give residents the chance to have their say on the design and layout of the new structure prior to a planning application being submitted.

Councillor Phil Jones, Cabinet Member for Regeneration, Transport and Planning said:

“The buildings on the HNCC site are old, costly to run and maintain and have accessibility constraints. By redeveloping the site we can provide modern, purpose built facilities that will help ensure a sustainable future for organisations based there.

“Over the next few months we will be working closely with residents on the details of the design prior to the planning application being submitted. We urge everyone to get involved and have their say on the proposals to ensure that the new development meets the present and future needs of the local community with a wide range of activities and services.”

The redevelopment of HNCC is part of the Council’s Community Investment Programme, a 15 year plan to invest money in schools, homes and community facilities.

For more information about the redevelopment of HNCC visit: www.camden.gov.uk/hncc.