Consultation open on future of former Forfar leisure centre

The latest consultation on the future of Forfar’s former Lochside Leisure Centre has opened to gauge public opinion on what should happen to the empty building.

Wednesday, 6th October 2021, 7:00am
Consultation open on future of former Forfar leisure centre
The consultation on the former leisure centre’s future will run until November 26. No plans which would secure the building have so far been put forward. (Geograph/Anne Burgess)

Elected members decided at a full Angus Council meeting last month to formally consult the public on demolishing the centre and restoring the land on which it sits to parkland.

The consultation ( opened on Friday October 1 and will run until Friday, November 26.

This follows an initial public consultation, started last December, which sought views on the future of the building and land. The informal process has served to inform the council for this statutory consultation.

The building has been surplus to requirements following the development and opening of the Forfar Community Campus in 2017.

The council has said that despite some interest in the building and its associated land, no-one has come forward with a competent or viable plan that would secure its future. It is still possible that such a bid could come forward during the consultation, however, and would be considered.

Further details can be found on Angus Council’s website.

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