Financial Case for Leisure Centre on PP is Marginal

With the big decision about the leisure centre to be made at Hythe Town Hall next Mon 18th 6.45, it seems a good time to remind everyone of this paragraph from the agenda papers from last November’s Shepway cabinet meeting:
“3.10.However, in addition to the estimates above it is important to recognise there are likely to be significant costs required to mitigate the impact of the proposal on the Royal Military Canal. Further work and a renewed dialogue with Heritage England is required to properly evaluate this position. The broad estimates suggest that it should be possible to construct a new Recreation Centre for Hythe at the Princes Parade Site although the worst case scenario is marginal. It is clear however, that the site can accommodate more than 36 dwellings and if this was accepted it would this provide a significant margin of security for the project.”