Keep the LA Fitness site in Newtown Rd as a Gym/Swim and Healthcare facility.
On August 14th LA Fitness closing will take Henley and our surrounding areas well below the national average for both gym and swimming pool metrics supplied by Sport England .This is clearly not acceptable for a town with our sporting heritage and very active demographic.
In order to maintain this facility we must prove that the Newtown Rd site is critical to our community , swimming needs and general well being .
Please sign and provide your address so that SODC Planning can confirm your support for Local Planning Policy CF1
CF1 – relates to the safeguarding of community facilities and services including recreational facilities.
CF1 States Proposals that result in the loss of a recreational facility or an essential community facility or service, through change of use or redevelopment, will not be permitted unless:-
Suitable alternative provision (or alternative with equivalent community value) is made for the facility on a site elsewhere in the locality, or
o In the case of recreational facilities, it is not needed.
o In the case of commercial services, it is not economically viable.
SODC has restated the Health/Fitness and Swimming facilities are covered by CF1.
Thank you for your support.
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