Hereford & Worcester

Plans for Redditch swimming pool approved

Plans for a new swimming pool for Redditch, which have been under discussion for at least four years, have been given the go-ahead.

The 25m pool will be built at a cost of £6.5m at the town's Abbey Stadium.

The money will also be spent on upgrading the centre's gym and courts and resurfacing the outdoor athletics track.

A borough council spokeswoman said the pool should be open by the spring of 2012.

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