Town’s future considered in new area plan


A plan for a town’s future is being updated.

Draft changes have been released for the Sandy and Beeston Town Plan and the town planning steering group is asking residents to take a look and give feedback.

The update highlights the fact that the doctors’ surgeries are under pressure and the Kings Road surgery is full.

Transport wise, there have been more free spaces in the main car park since a barrier was installed. But it says that not enough trains stop at Sandy.

It notes the demolition of Sandy Skatepark but increased opportunities for youths to play cricket, football, archery and hockey.

The relatively new soft play area for young children, Jungle Jims, is popular, it states, but larger scale aspirations such as an indoor swimming pool or cinema are “unlikely to be feasible for Sandy in the near future.”

The main obstacle for the provision of a town museum is funding.

There are still no public baby changing facilities in the town.

The lack of an allotment site is listed, as is the ongoing search for land for this.

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