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£9 million leisure centre planned for Diss


A £9 million leisure centre is being planned for Diss.

District councillor Graham Minshull told Diss Town Council on Wednesday that a South Norfolk Council officer has now been assigned to the Diss Leisure centre project and plans are progressing.

But he added it could be four to five years before work on the new centre –which will first involve working with landowners and backers – gets under way.

Long Stratton Leisure Centre opened its doors to the public in March following a £2 million redevelopment that has seen it expanded and improved into a state-of-the-art facility.

South Norfolk Council has also invested £4 million in its Wymondham Leisure Centre and opened a new 3G football facility at Kett’s Park, following an investment of £1.2 million.

South Norfolk Council announced that Diss was 'next on the list' earlier this year.

Diss Leisure Centre, on Victoria Road, dates back to the old open air swimming lido which the district council took over in 1974, with a roof being added in the 1980s.

Because the site is landlocked, the Diss leisure centre plans my involve finding a new location in the town.

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