Feasibility study into Redbridge temporary pool proposal given green light

Plans to erect a temporary swimming pool in Redbridge have moved one step further, with a full feasibility study into the project set to go ahead.

Despite the efforts of the opposition, who had requisitioned the proposals, members agreed at last night’s full council meeting to the development of reports for the 25m pool, as well as a library and fitness facility.

Up to £40,000 will be allocated for the study and concept design work.

The vote saw 36 councillors agree to keep the proposals as they were, with 20 councillors against and one person abstaining.

The heated debate, which saw both sides of the chamber accused of electioneering, included Cllr Jas Athwal denouncing the temporary pool as a “tin can,” while council leader Cllr Keith Prince defended the project and said he was still committed to delivering a permanent pool to residents in the future.


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The leisure facility, if it does go ahead, will be situated in the south of the borough.

More to follow.

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