We now turn to the plans for the leisure centre, which morphed into the Magnum six years later. The first thing which strikes me about the plan is the extensive amount of land which was to be developed around the centre: training areas, practice areas, a ski slope, tennis courts and, if you examine the top closely, even a stadium! I love the idea of 'club rooms', so the centre would also become a place where groups in the town could meet. I think that having a space for a youth club is another great idea. To me, this is one of he best parts of the 1971 Plan. OK the demolition of all the buildings along Harbour Street is an act of vandalism, this was proposed to make way for 'Marine Drive' - you have to remember that tarmac was viewed as very groovy at the time. So, had they kept the existing harbourside buildings and put this lot behind them, I think that we have a pretty good scheme. Indeed, it might be an idea to consider creating some outdoor sports areas (all-weather 5-a-side football pitches, a running track, etc) WHEN we retain the current Magnum and see it brought up to date.