Chiltern District Council is looking at developing a new state-of-the-art facility to replace the existing community and leisure facilities.

The existing complex is nearing the end of its useful life and is expensive to run.

Back in November 2016, we asked residents for their views on whether they would like a new leisure and community complex to serve all ages and abilities. 

We found that over 80% of the 2,386 respondents supported the plans.

The Council is working to address some of the concerns raised by residents in the consultation including a desire to retain the historic barns, provision of the pre-school nursery, library and community hall and ensuring disabled access and increased car parking provision.

Any new building developed would provide facilities identified in Icon for pdf The Indoor Sport and Leisure Facility Strategy for Chiltern District Council 2015 – 2045 [1.12MB] and through the consultation process.

These included the following:

  • 8-lane 25 metre swimming pool with viewing area

  • Diving / teaching pool alongside a kids' splash pad area

  • 4 badminton court sports hall

  • Climbing wall

  • Children's soft play area and clip 'n' climb

  • Library

  • Cafe area

  • Squash courts

  • 150 station gym and exercise studios (including spin)

  • Community centre, meeting and drama spaces

  • Youth club

  • Nursery

  • Disability club


During any proposed development the Council will aim to make sure all activities currently being delivered would continue, even if temporary arrangements are necessary.

Background information