Broxbourne Borough Council’s Planning and Licensing Committee will consider the planning application for the 2012 Olympic white water canoe centre today, Tuesday 30 September.  The application (7/0563/08/F/WX) from the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and Lee Valley Regional Park Authority covers the construction of a white water canoe centre and associated development and facilities for the London 2012 Olympic Games on the Showgrounds site in the Waltham Cross.

The proposed slalom venue would include a 300m course, warm-up course and finish lake.  A new building would contain a reception, café, changing rooms, shop, offices, spectator viewing area, equipment storage and water pump/filtration facilities.  After the 2012 Games, the White Water Canoe Centre would hold regional, national and possibly international events and become a hub for a range of outdoor activities.

The shortlist of contractors to build the White Water Canoe Centre was announced by the ODA in September 2008.  The Centre will be owned and managed by Lee Valley Regional Park Authority, which owns the land.

The Borough Council intend that, if approved, the white water canoe centre will be a catalyst for the regeneration of the Waltham Cross area.

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