Update on progress for the Knottingley Regeneration Programme

Monday, July 08, 2024

An update on the Knottingley Regeneration Programme is set to be discussed by Cabinet members next week (16 July).  

“We’ve ambitious plans to invest in Knottingley and to deliver fantastic new facilities that residents have asked for. 
“We’re pleased that thanks to lots of input from residents and businesses we are pushing forward with these plans.  Knottingley is a very important part of our district and we want to deliver the best outcomes for the local community.” 

Cllr Michael Graham

Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economic Growth

Cllr Michael Graham

Phase one will see the demolition of the former Kellingley Social Club and existing pavilion, and the building of a new, purpose-built pavilion subject to approval.
The Council is looking at designs for the new, modern pavilion building. It would offer better facilities for the local football club, and other sporting groups that use it, with a bar and function room that will provide the community with a space for events, and gatherings. There will also be new car parking and landscaping to complement the new facility and wider site.   
In September, there will be a further report where Cabinet will be asked to approve the costs to complete phase one.
The majority of people who responded to a public consultation said they thought Knottingley would benefit from a new and modern sport and recreational facility.   People also fed back that they supported demolition of the derelict Social Club which is unsafe and impractical to repair.   
The Council continues to have positive discussions with groups and organisations that use the site to ensure that the proposals will be beneficial to the people of Knottingley.   
At their meeting Councillors will also be asked to approve funding for design and infrastructure works to support phase two of the project.   
Phase two will look to design and build a new wellbeing hub, with recreational activities and landscaping. Further detail on this element of the Programme will be brought forward in due course.     
Key stakeholders have fed back on initial designs, and these will be submitted for approval to Cabinet later in the year.   
 Members of the Cabinet are meeting on Tuesday 16 July at 10.30am. The meeting can be watched live or later on the Council’s website.    


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