RESIDENTS are being given a chance to have their say this weekend about development in Huddersfield.
An exhibition at the Carnival and A World Together Events in Greenhead Park will display the plans for Queensgate Revival and the new Huddersfield Sports Centre.
They are just two of the key projects that form part of Kirklees Council’s strategy to make the town centre a more vibrant place to visit, live and work in.
The Queensgate Revival plans include the building of a new market hall and civic building which will contain a new library, art gallery and information centre.
The new Sports Centre is another part of the council’s vision for a better Huddersfield. This will broadly replace the facilities in the current Huddersfield Sports Centre and provide sports people, families, people with disabilities, young people, adults and older people with high quality sports facilities of which the town can be proud.
The new sports centre, to be built on the Spring Grove car park at Springwood, will include swimming pools, a fitness suite and sports facilities along with a café and children’s play area.
Everyone who visits the stall in the park will be invited to give their thoughts on both the new Sports Centre and Queensgate Revival.
Clr Liz Smaje, Cabinet member for leisure and neighbourhood services said: “We are particularly keen to talk to children and young people as we want their opinion on possible water play features we build in the swimming pool area. From flumes to fountains, there will be different options for people to look at and say which one they like best.”
Clr Ken Sims, Cabinet member for regeneration, said: “The Queensgate Revival and new Sports Centre are two fantastic examples of how the council is working hard to make Huddersfield a more vibrant place and we are really keen for everyone to have their say about what we are planning.”
The displays will open 12noon-6pm today and 12noon-4pm tomorrow.