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Report into Oxford swimming pool plans is delayed

A report into the future of a swimming pool in Oxford has been delayed after queries were raised about the cost of a replacement facility.

Oxford City Council said a feasiblilty study for Temple Cowley Pools, in Cowley, had thrown up a number of questions which needed to be addressed.

The report was due to be discussed by the council's executive on Monday.

The council, which wants to replace the current facility, said it costs £0.5m a year and needs £2.5m of repairs.

Tim Sadler, executive director of city services, said: "We are disappointed that there has to be a delay but the financial circumstances are changing so rapidly that officers have to reassess the position carefully before advising councillors on this major strategic decision.

"We will also publish the feasibility study as soon as it is ready."

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