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Lido plans come before Council, but what is the future for the paddling pool?

July 15, 2012 1:38 PM

The planning application for the proposed renovation of the Ynysangharad Park Lido goes before the development control committee this coming Thursday, 19th July.

The plans being looked at are the ones which were submitted on 10th May this year, and as far as we are aware are the same plans which were on show in Pontypridd town centre earlier this year. Then the stated intention was to remove the paddling pool and replace it with a grassed area, and to incorporate a smaller children's pool within the Lido.

RCT Welsh Liberal Democrats have long opposed any proposal to remove the paddling pool and think it should be kept alongside any Lido redevelopment.

Immediately prior to the election Russell Roberts then Council leader announced that he was stepping in to save the paddling pool. There is no record of any decision having been made on this within the Council and the question still remains over whether this was a genuine reaction to public concern or a cynical election ploy.

The planning application does not mention the paddling pool, but the plans clearly show the Lido development encroaching upon the current paddling pool.

You can access the plans from RCT Council website here. Enter Ynysangharad or Lido in the search box.

The planning application report which will go to committee on Thursday can be downloaded here.