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New Wickford Community Centre plan takes a step forward

21 Nov New Wickford Community Centre plan takes a step forward

Plans for the relocation and development of a new community centre in Wickford have been granted conditional planning permission.

The application, which was discussed at a meeting of Basildon Council’s Planning Committee, last night (Tuesday 20 November) includes relocating the centre from Market Road to Nevendon Recreation Ground in Nevendon Road.

It also included the demolition of the One Step Ahead pre-school which will be relocated into the new community centre.

Cllr Tony Hedley, Basildon Council’s Chairman of the Regeneration Committee, said: “This is a positive step forward for an exciting project that will bring great community benefit.

He added: “The existing centre is no longer fit for purpose and we are committed to working in partnership with the community association to ensure we give them a facility that will enable a greater range of activities.”