Decision - New Swimming Pool at Withdean Sports Complex

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New Swimming Pool at Withdean Sports Complex

Decision Maker: Culture, Heritage, Sport, Tourism & Economic Development Committee, Strategy, Finance & City Regeneration Committee

Decision status: Recommendations approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


Proposal for a new modular swimming pool at Withdean Sports Complex (North Hub)



89.1    The Committee considered a report of the Executive Director, Economy, Environment & Culture. New Swimming Pool at Withdean Sports Complex and Pool Provision in the East of the City. The report presented the findings of the independent inquiry and sought formal approval for the recommendations of the report and the subsequent action plan that had been developed to ensure the serious and devastating findings of the report are addressed.


89.2    Councillors Taylor, Rowkins and Shanks and Councillor Robins commented and contributed to the debate.


89.3      Resolved


    That Committee;


2.1       Notes the importance of addressing the shortfall of pool water space in the



2.2       Agrees that officers should continue to explore the feasibility of where and how new pool water space is developed and delivered in the East of the city,

(as set out in paragraph 3.35).


Recommends that the Strategy, Finance, and City Regeneration Committee


2.3      Agrees in principle to the development of a new swimming pool at Withdean

Sports Complex, as set out in paragraph 3.18.


2.4      Agrees the provision of £451,000 (via capital borrowing) to complete detailed design and survey work and to achieve planning consent.


2.5      Authorises the Executive Director Economy, Environment and Culture to

take all steps necessary to procure and award the contracts for the design work.


2.6      Agrees that a further report is brought back to the Strategy, Finance and City

Regeneration Committee once the design work is completed to approve the

progression of the project to implementation and the additional borrowing required for the remaining capital cost to deliver a new facility.

Report author: Kerry Taylor

Publication date: 17/04/2024

Date of decision: 25/01/2024

Decided at meeting: 25/01/2024 - Strategy, Finance & City Regeneration Committee

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