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Plans to extend Sway Youth Centre given green light by national park authority

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SWAY Youth Centre is to be extended after an expansion bid for three more rooms was approved by the national park authority.

The application sought permission to build a single-storey extension to the north side of the 1970s building in Station Road.

Planning officers noted in their report that the premises is well used by several youth clubs, and was valued in the village's design statement as an "asset to the community".

Sway Youth Centre (picture: Google)
Sway Youth Centre (picture: Google)

It went on: "The additional space proposed would allow for the more efficient use of the space within the building and would be of clear and direct benefit to those users."

The extension was "modest in scale" and located on a currently unused part of the site, the report said, and the simple, lean-to design would be low-key and have little impact on the character of the area.

While it was pointed out the development would be close to the boundary of the neighbouring property, it would cause neither a loss of light nor outlook given the windows on the side elevation of the house were at first-floor level.

Sway Parish Council was also in support of the application, deeming it a "sensible use of currently unused land".

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