Swim pool part of plans to extend school

Swim pool part of plans to extend school

Swim pool part of plans to extend school

First published in Local News

PLANS have been submitted for a swimming pool at a primary school in Basildon.

The proposals to extend Lee Chapel Primary School, in The Knares, and build a pool, changing and toilet areas were submitted to Basildon Council yesterday.

The latest application is the latest in a 10-year battle to expand.

In April, the school was handed back the keys to its former infants’ building, which was used as council offices for 20 years.

Plans to transform the offices into six classrooms, a hall, gym and pool are now under way.

The planning application for the swimming pool, submitted by DJW Architects, of Billericay, says the new facilities would create three full-time and one parttime jobs, with the pool open from 8am to 9pm Monday to Friday, 8am to 9pm on a Saturday and from midday to 6pm on a Sunday.

The car park would also be extended. Basildon Council’s Development Control and Traffic Management Committee is expected to look at the plans this summer.

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5:04pm Sat 7 Jun 14

the25man says...

Swimming is one of the best exercise you can get so a pool would be good for the school
Swimming is one of the best exercise you can get so a pool would be good for the school the25man
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6:12pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

From the article it would appear that the pool will be open outside of school hours so presumably open to the public?
From the article it would appear that the pool will be open outside of school hours so presumably open to the public? Howard Cháse
  • Score: 2

10:05pm Sat 7 Jun 14

Robin Reliant says...

Howard Cháse wrote:
From the article it would appear that the pool will be open outside of school hours so presumably open to the public?
possibly for private hire, like lessons, water aerobics and kids partys, helps pay for the up keep.
[quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: From the article it would appear that the pool will be open outside of school hours so presumably open to the public?[/p][/quote]possibly for private hire, like lessons, water aerobics and kids partys, helps pay for the up keep. Robin Reliant
  • Score: 1

1:56pm Sun 8 Jun 14

Howard Cháse says...

Robin Reliant wrote:
Howard Cháse wrote:
From the article it would appear that the pool will be open outside of school hours so presumably open to the public?
possibly for private hire, like lessons, water aerobics and kids partys, helps pay for the up keep.
Good point.
[quote][p][bold]Robin Reliant[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]Howard Cháse[/bold] wrote: From the article it would appear that the pool will be open outside of school hours so presumably open to the public?[/p][/quote]possibly for private hire, like lessons, water aerobics and kids partys, helps pay for the up keep.[/p][/quote]Good point. Howard Cháse
  • Score: 1

6:16pm Sun 8 Jun 14

sesibollox says...

NO, STICK TO THE THREE R's
NO, STICK TO THE THREE R's sesibollox
  • Score: -1

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