Have your say over Highgate Newtown Community Centre plans
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Plans to build new homes to help fund redevelopment of Highgate Newtown Community Centre are out for consultation.
Camden Council, which owns the centre in Bertram Street, says it is expensive to run and needs more work after a £100,000 upgrade last year.
The community centre has run gym classes and after-school clubs for 30 years and also supports vulnerable adults.
Under the plans, a new community hall for sports and games will be built on the site of the existing centre. The Fresh Youth Academy building, which is already undergoing renovation, will stay where it is. New homes of up to four storeys will also be built on the community centre site and above the new community hall.
The development will be car-free, so buyers of new homes will not qualify for parking permits.
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The council is working with Highgate Newtown Community Centre to decide the best location for a family centre. The plans will be on display at the Whittington Estate TRA Room on Tuesday at 6.30pm.
Camden cabinet member for regeneration, Cllr Valerie Leach, said: “Many of the buildings are in need of very significant investment and this project has been brought forward to secure facilities for future generations.”
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