Further details are emerging about the proposed redevelopment of the Gurnell site, where the current facilities, which are said to be at the end of their useful life, will be completely replaced. The new pool and other leisure facilities will be part-funded by a development of 271 studio, one-bedroom and two-bedroom flats in six blocks to be built on the current car park. The anticipated timeline for all this will see a planning application submitted in August 2017, and if that is approved the leisure facilities will close in September 2018 with the new facilities opening in summer 2020. The scale and height of the residential development will raise eyebrows, with parking (that again) being a key concern. We’ll bring you more details when we have them, or you can keep up to date via the council web site here.