PLANS have been submitted to enhance and “modernise” the village hall in Alderbury and create a treatment room for chiropractic sessions, hairdressing and physical therapy.

The proposals have been submitted by Alderbury Parish Council and look to extend the existing buildings as well as carry out internal alterations and “modernise” the appearance of the existing building.

The proposals include a five metre extension to the rear of the village hall and an “infill” extension between the existing dressing room and toilet block of the hall as well as a new kitchen and store for the social club.

There would also be a provision of a “multi-purpose” meeting room for the village hall to enable “new uses” of the venue as well as additional storage facilities.

The plans also include a treatment room for chiropractic sessions, hairdressing, physical therapy or counselling, improvement to the village hall kitchen and improvements to the building’s appearance of the buildings through render, cladding and new budgets “where the budget allows”.

A statement submitted with the plans said:

It also said: “As Alderbury has grown the size of the village hall is now somewhat inadequate and these proposals would enable better use of the existing facilities and also enable new facilities to be provided and offered to the local community.”

The deadline to comment on the plans is Monday. Go to, reference 19/03122/FUL.