Grimsby Scartho Baths replacement plans approved

Artist impression of the swimming pool inside the leisure centre Proposals for the new centre on Cromwell Road include an eight lane, 25m pool

Plans for an £8.4m leisure centre in Grimsby to replace the town's ageing swimming pool have been approved by the council.

The proposal had attracted opposition as it would mean the closure of Scartho Baths.

Residents had campaigned for it to remain open and handed in a 6,000-name petition to the council last year.

The new facility, including a 25m pool, will be built next to the existing leisure centre on Cromwell Road.

The planning committee voted 6-4 in favour of the new centre.

North East Lincolnshire Council said that Scartho Baths pool had reached the end of its "useful life, needing millions of pounds worth of investment to make [it] fit for the foreseeable future".

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