Plans for an exciting revamp of Downham Market’s Jubilee Community Centre have been submitted to West Norfolk Council.
In December, Downham Market town councillors unveiled their vision for the future of the “sad and tired” centre and a public consultation was launched in January.
The town council has now applied for permission to refurbish the existing building with extensions to the north and south to allow for an office, toilets and changing areas.
The changes, expected to cost £750,000, would create an extra 300 square metres of additional space at the Howdale Road building.
Planning documents state the existing centre is well-used by the local community, but its appearance and internal layout means that it cannot be used to its full potential and it is in need of significant improvement.
The town council has said the face-lift would turn the building into a modern, functional and durable space for everyone to use. The revamp will also benefit the Clever Cloggs Nursery School based at the centre, which needs more space for activities.
The plans also include independent toilet and office areas for use by the Clever Cloggs nursery.
Members of West Norfolk Borough Council’s planning committee are expected to make a decision on the proposal by April 18.