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Olympic-sized pool could be coming to new King Alfred leisure centre
An olympic-sized swimming pool is back on the cards as part of a new multi-million pound lesiure centre.
Brighton and Hove City Council yesterday agreed to talk to developers about the controversial King Alfred site.
A cross-party project board had originally ruled out a 50-metre swimming pool, adding it felt it would be unsuitable and make the scheme more costly.
But, after Hove MP Mike Weatherley spoke at a town hall meeting this afternoon, councillors agreed not to rule out the larger option.
Geoffrey Bowden, chairman of the council's economic development committee, said the 50 metre pool idea had been ruled out on "firm advice" from Sport England.
However, Coun Bowden added he was keen to listen to all views.
Following approval at the council's policy and resources committee this afternoon, the local authority said it will listen to a developers' views for the site.
Findings from the report said the new leisure centre would either be on the King Alfred site or on other plots in Hove.
A developer could be chosen by next year with work starting, at the earliest, in four years' time.
For more on the story see tomorrow's Argus.
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