Broadland councillors give go-ahead for £1.2m upgrade to Sprowston Diamond Centre

The project will see the Sprowston Diamond Centre (pictured) extended to include a multi-use sports

The project will see the Sprowston Diamond Centre (pictured) extended to include a multi-use sports hall, changing rooms and new kitchen area. PHOTO BY SIMON FINLAY - Credit: SIMON FINLAY

A £1.2m upgrade to a community centre north of Norwich has been given the go-ahead by councillors.

The project will see the Sprowston Diamond Centre extended to include a multi-use sports hall, changing rooms and new kitchen area.

Broadland District Council's planning committee voted unanimously in favour of the scheme at a meeting this morning.

It means that work on the community hub, off School Lane, could now begin this year. Once complete, it is envisaged that the centre will serve as a meeting place for a variety of clubs and organisations.

Planning papers suggest the new extension will provide everything from a nursery and computer classes to a wedding venue and sports activities.

During the construction period, people will still have access to the centre. As part of the application approved today, a 40-space car park off Neville Road for staff and visitors was also approved.


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