HAILSHAM: Hall’s new design is given backing by town council

An artist's impression of the new design
An artist's impression of the new design
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THIS is the design for a new sports and community hall in Hailsham.

The hall will be built and paid for by Taylor Wimpey, the developer behind the Welbury Farm development.

It is an essential planning requirement for the developer to provide a community hall and formal sports/play facilities.

On Wednesday (July 13) Hailsham Town Council gave its support to the design of the new facility.

The Hailsham Town Council, which agreed last year to take on responsibility for the new facility once constructed, considered various proposals for the design of the building and members formally agreed a design plan which will allow the council to accommodate a wider variety of users, and to provide improved facilities which meet the demands of the local sports clubs.

Michael Ryan, the town council’s oversight councillor for sport, said, “Hailsham is desperately in need such a facility.

“The town council is working with developers to build a state-of-the-art building that will incorporate provision for both sports and community groups within the local area.

“The latest design plans for the hall represent an exciting opportunity for the Hailsham community and will allow the town council to accommodate a wide variety of users and meet the aspirations of the local sports community.

“We will continue discussions with the developers to fulfil this ambition.”

The new sports and community building will include showers, toilets and modern changing facilities for larger sports teams.

Cllr Jo Bentley, the chairman of the town council’s planning and development committee, said, “Although the developers are providing a facility as required under the Section 106 agreement, Hailsham Town Council is also putting a considerable amount of money into the development to ensure that we have a modern, state-of-the-art sports and community facility for residents and groups in Hailsham.”