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Planning permission granted for Holy Trinity extension

Many readers will be aware from church publicity and previous articles in Barrow Voice that Holy Trinity Church is planning to build an extension to the church to provide improved facilities for all users. The new extension will abut the north side of the church with access from the nave via a door from the north aisle opposite the existing south door. The facility will include a hall, which can be partitioned off into smaller rooms, together with toilet and kitchen areas and a new boiler for both the church and extension. The new build will offer about the same area as the existing Church Rooms which it will replace.

Much effort has gone into the design of the extension since the first plans were produced in November 2004. Planning permission was recently granted by Charnwood Borough Council for the final plan (see illustration) and the project has the support of the Leicestershire diocese.

Detailed planning is now underway with a target for starting building in the Spring/Summer of 2010. Of course, the necessary funds need to be in place and so currently much effort is going into fundraising. The total cost of the whole project will be in the region of £530,000. It is hoped to raise nearly half of this sum from the sale of the Church Rooms. The remainder will be raised through fundraising efforts and grant applications as outlined by Pam Brown, who is chairing the Fundraising committee, in her article in the summer issue of Barrow Voice.

This is an exciting time for all involved with this project which will provide a much improved facility for the whole village community.

Further information and updates on the latest news of the project and fundraising, can be viewed on the special display board in church and also on the Extension Project

website: Mike Neale