William Wragg MP is pushing hard for progress on delivering the Marple Leisure hub.
William Wragg MP, is deeply concerned that Marple has been without a local leisure facility since 2018. We continue to monitor the situation and push for progress on a project which is so desperately needed for our local area. William will work with Stockport Council and continue to put pressure where is required to speed up the delivery of this project.
William met recently with the Chief Executive of Stockport Council to discuss action on the Marple Community Leisure Hub. Stockport Council has engaged architects to progress the latest round of detailed design work in relation to two options for the proposed Marple Leisure and Community Hub with a view to bringing forward a final scheme for decision and further engagement in Summer 2022.
Here is a sample of Stockport Council's most recent Update in March 2022:
The first option under development is a scheme which incorporates a range of leisure, community and health provision and is based on the preferred scheme identified through the two phases or engagement work undertaken. It is anticipated that such a scheme could only be progressed with a significant proportion of external funding, but we feel that it is important that we have a workable scheme ready, should suitable funding opportunities arise in the near future.
In the event that the Council is not able to take advantage of external funding opportunities in the near future, a ‘core scheme’ is also under development. Such a scheme would provide a replacement leisure facility (including pool, gym and studio facilities) and a replacement library with some flexible community space.
The preferred site is still in the vicinity of the current library building, though taking into account woodland areas, heritage constraints within the park and the proximity to residential properties.
Further details can be found here: https://www.stockport.gov.uk/news/marple-leisure-and-community-hub-upda…