LUMINESCENT designs have been revealed for the climbing wall area at Oxfordshire's newest leisure centre.

The eye-catching artist impressions have been drawn up for the £18.8m new Wantage and Grove facility.

Vale of White Horse District Council released the images after its leisure team submitted their official planning application to the planning team at the same council.

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In addition to the colourful 'multi-climbing experience', the centre is set to include a sports hall, 25-metre six-lane swimming pool, learner pool, 'confidence water', health and fitness suite, three 'studio spaces', a cafe and an outdoor floodlit artificial grass pitch plus 250 parking spaces.

The latest plans include changes made to the original concept design following feedback from members of the public during a consultation last summer.

Council Leader Matthew Barber said: “I’m sure residents are as excited as we are that the new leisure centre for the Vale is becoming a reality now the planning application has been submitted.

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“The council recognises the need to build new community facilities such as this before the majority of new homes are built in the area, which is why we’re aiming to open the new leisure centre by 2020.”

New homes include the 800-home Monks Farm estate, 1,500-home Crab Hill and the 2,500-home Grove Airfield.

The public can see and can comment on the plans at using application number P18/V0760/FUL.

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The council is hoping to secure planning permission (from itself) this summer with the aim of opening the centre in 2020.

A separate application for a new access road was granted permission in January. Work won’t begin on the access road until the full application for the leisure centre has been granted.