Plans for Hampton Pool which will "secure it for the next generation" were passed at a council meeting on Wednesday (November 18).

The heated pool on the edge of Bushy Park that has been at the heart of the Hampton community for almost 100 years.

Submitted to the Council in 2016, plans to refurbish and extend the pool were developed with feedback from members and customers.

Hampton Pool Trust hopes to secure the long-term future of the pool by upgrading the buildings and infrastructure increasing income generation to support the pool through the winter months.

With planning permission granted, the plans return to the Greater London Authority for Stage 2 approval.

Jane Savidge, Chair of Hampton Pool Trust, said:

“We’re delighted that our plans have been approved by the Council. This takes us a step closer to fulfilling our objective to improve our outdated facilities to meet the expectations of local people. The plans provide fit-for-purpose buildings and infrastructure which will secure the pool for future generations. We are hopeful that approval from the GLA will follow shortly and we can then begin detailed design ahead of construction.”

Richard James, in charge of operating the pool, added: “I am delighted that these plans have been approved. At a time when people’s physical and mental wellbeing is paramount, these new facilities will support the active lives and wellbeing of thousands of people across the local area. As operators of the pool we look forward to working with Hampton Pool Trust to realise the development of this unique facility."

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