Members of the public have been invited by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (RCBC) to attend a special drop-in event at the Eston Leisure Center in Middlesbrough between 10am and 6pm to give their views on the plans for the build of a new pool to comment Monday (February 20).
RCBC has said the pool will offer modern facilities and meet the needs of the community if planning permission is granted.
Commenting on the proposal, Cllr Steve Kay, Cabinet Member for Health and Welfare at the Council, said he believed the plans would have a positive impact on Eston for years to come.
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He said: “It is fantastic that plans are moving forward for this major project which will serve the public for many years and have a significant positive impact on exercise and activity levels across the region.
“We were devastated that our leveling-up bid for Eston was unsuccessful, but I am overjoyed that despite the setback, we are moving forward with this important project.
“Please take this opportunity to speak up.”
The proposal includes plans for a new facility which is said to be in line with Sport England’s recommendations.
According to the city, it will feature a 25-meter, six-lane swimming pool with changing areas, a 150-seat spectator stand, an official room for galas, and a changing room accessible through a new lobby.
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They have also said the swimming pool will be open to all and will host swimming classes, galas and competitive swimming.
If approved, the project will be presented to RCBC’s regulatory committee in June before work begins this fall.
Residents can also comment on the plans via an online survey.