There are significant changes planned for Swanley which will no doubt change the whole look of the town.
Town Developers U & I are to start re-building the shopping centre in 2020 and providing over 300 flats as part of their multi million pound investment in the town and the District Council are to spend £19 million on a new Leisure Centre.
If that wasn’t enough the Town Council is hoping to provide a new Health Hub facility for the town as the current surgery it owns has been outgrown by local demand.
The Town Council has also just obtained planning permission to convert one of its barns into a Softplay facility which will open in the early part of 2020 along with new Rugby Field & Club facilities.
The CEO for Swanley Town Council, Mr Steve Nash, said ‘some of these developments have not been well received by local residents so I am glad that it is the Town Council that are looking to provide facilities that local residents have asked for’.
A new £346,000 Splash Pool is currently being constructed in the park and is due to be ready for the start of the season in April 2020 in addition to extended toilet block and picnic tables around the park.
With the park now seeing around 3000 visitors a day during peak times it has been important for the town council to respond to this need.