Northumberland County Council & Advance Northumberland

Local Authority

Northumberland County Council

Project Description

Leisure Centre

Project Description


Berwick Leisure Centre, Northumberland

DPP prepared and submitted a planning application for a replacement leisure centre on the site of the existing Swan Leisure Centre in Berwick. The development represents a £20m investment in the town and will provide enhanced sporting and leisure facilities.

Two pre-application consultations were held by DPP, which then resulted in a Statement of Community Involvement (SCI) being prepared.

As the site is in close proximity to non-designated and designated heritage assets, a Heritage statement was also created to support the application.

Following extensive engagement with the LPA, design team, key stakeholder and the local community, DPP submitted the application and additional reports within 13 weeks and determination is currently pending.

Image courtesy of GT3 Architects


      • Extensive pre-application consultation
      • Production of planning statement, Heritage statement and SCI
      • Application and technical team co-ordination
      • Project managin planning application process