Residents have been invited to discuss plans which would see a new pool built in a North East leisure centre.

Members of the public have been invited by Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council (RCBC) to take part in a special drop-in event between 10am and 6pm at Eston Leisure Centre, in Middlesbrough to give their views on the plans to build a new pool on Monday (February 20).

RCBC have said the pool will provide modern facilities and meet the needs of the community if planning permission is granted.

Speaking 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 progressing 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 wider area.

“We were devastated that our Levelling Up bid for Eston was unsuccessful, but I’m overjoyed that despite the setback, we are pushing forward with this vital project.

“Please take the opportunity to have your say.” 

The proposal includes plans for a new facility, designed to meet Sport England's recommendations.

According to the council, it will provide a 25-metre, six-lane pool with changing areas, a 150-seat spectator gallery, an official’s room for gala use and a Changing Places facility which can be accessed via a new lobby.

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They have also said the swimming pool will be accessible for all, and will host swimming lessons, galas, and competition swimming.

If approved, the project will be taken to RCBC's Regulatory Committee in June before work begins in Autumn this year.

Residents can also have their say on the plans by taking part in an online survey here.