Saltdean Lido given new protective status

A lido will be preserved in its current form after it became the first in the country to be given grade II* listed status.

The Save Saltdean Lido Campaign's application to upgrade the Art Deco building fwas approved yesterday afternoon by English Heritage and Heritage and Tourism Minister John Penrose.

The decision to protect the landmark building comes almost exactly a year after the campaign was formed when Dennis Audley, the lido’s leaseholder, tabled controversial plans to build 102 flats on the site and fill in the pool.

Rebecca Crook, chairwoman of the Save Saltdean Lido Campaign, said: “It's a wonderful building that we feel represents an important part of our British seaside heritage and we hope that with the new listing in place it can be preserved and safeguarded for many more generations to enjoy.”

For full report, see today's Argus.

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5:51pm Sat 19 Mar 11

still waiting says...

"Protected", surely, rather than "protective"? Nothing to do with contraception, I hope...
"Protected", surely, rather than "protective"? Nothing to do with contraception, I hope... still waiting

5:53pm Sat 19 Mar 11

Mart says...

Fantastic news ! Well done to all involved. Saltdean Lido is one of the most beautiful art-deco buildings in whole of the UK.
Fantastic news ! Well done to all involved. Saltdean Lido is one of the most beautiful art-deco buildings in whole of the UK. Mart

9:00pm Sat 19 Mar 11

The Brighton Bear says...

Such a shame, plenty of space for some more housing on a redundant wasteland.
Such a shame, plenty of space for some more housing on a redundant wasteland. The Brighton Bear

8:10am Sun 20 Mar 11

Angryoldman says...

Another old useless eyesore stuck on the landscape forever.
Who will be paying for the upkeep?
They will be listing the council tower blocks next!
Grrrr
Another old useless eyesore stuck on the landscape forever. Who will be paying for the upkeep? They will be listing the council tower blocks next! Grrrr Angryoldman

9:43am Sun 20 Mar 11

armyeng1 says...

This is a great move for Saltdean and all of West & East Sussex, its good to see that not everything has a fixed dollar amount to it. I for one have support this move and hope that someone will invest not in changing the Lido, but making it better. I was going to join the Gym there to show support but decided not to because it would support the current lease holder and thus being counter productive. When someone with vision and respect for its current integrity decides to make what is there better, I will sign up for a annual membership. I wish that more people thought this way as we could in unity topple corrupt banks and businesses.

I see people protesting in front of banks like Barclay's yet, the customers of the Bank have the power to topple it by moving their accounts and yet they dont! Not sure why? I have never spent one cent inside of Boots and yet many people support the evasion of taxes by going there and spending thier money. "Power of the People" this means that you have the ability to make immediate and effective change now.
This is a great move for Saltdean and all of West & East Sussex, its good to see that not everything has a fixed dollar amount to it. I for one have support this move and hope that someone will invest not in changing the Lido, but making it better. I was going to join the Gym there to show support but decided not to because it would support the current lease holder and thus being counter productive. When someone with vision and respect for its current integrity decides to make what is there better, I will sign up for a annual membership. I wish that more people thought this way as we could in unity topple corrupt banks and businesses. I see people protesting in front of banks like Barclay's yet, the customers of the Bank have the power to topple it by moving their accounts and yet they dont! Not sure why? I have never spent one cent inside of Boots and yet many people support the evasion of taxes by going there and spending thier money. "Power of the People" this means that you have the ability to make immediate and effective change now. armyeng1

2:11pm Sun 20 Mar 11

GRANDAD says...

I thought the present owner had tried for years to get support and asked people to use the Lido but due to diminishing returns was eventually forced to apply to change over to housing.
What happens now, maybe a few will support the Lido but if the situation remains as it is who will end up paying for it. Maybe all the people who applied to save it will start up direct debits towards its upkeep.
I thought the present owner had tried for years to get support and asked people to use the Lido but due to diminishing returns was eventually forced to apply to change over to housing. What happens now, maybe a few will support the Lido but if the situation remains as it is who will end up paying for it. Maybe all the people who applied to save it will start up direct debits towards its upkeep. GRANDAD

2:23pm Sun 20 Mar 11

GRANDAD says...

Just been to the website and I now know it is owned by B@H Council , Mr Audley, present owner has a 10 year lease.
So now we know who will be paying.
Just been to the website and I now know it is owned by B@H Council , Mr Audley, present owner has a 10 year lease. So now we know who will be paying. GRANDAD

2:42pm Sun 20 Mar 11

Granny says...

So pleased to hear this, I love the building. Too many of these places are being demolished to build barrack like flats, spoiling the areas.
So pleased to hear this, I love the building. Too many of these places are being demolished to build barrack like flats, spoiling the areas. Granny

2:57pm Sun 20 Mar 11

Morpheus says...

Good news and well done to the campaigners. Now it has to be kept in repair and open regularly. I hope that there are plans to do this.
Good news and well done to the campaigners. Now it has to be kept in repair and open regularly. I hope that there are plans to do this. Morpheus

3:56pm Sun 20 Mar 11

Ivan R Sake says...

I didn't know we had a Minister for English, Heritage and Heritage, and Tourism.

One of the bigger portfolios, no doubt.
I didn't know we had a Minister for English, Heritage and Heritage, and Tourism. One of the bigger portfolios, no doubt. Ivan R Sake

8:14pm Sun 20 Mar 11

hubby says...

Black Rock got filled in,as did the little pool on the undercliff walk at Rottingdean.For heavens' sake keep one outdoor pool in the area.
I lived in Saltdean for 17 years.
Butlins is now flats and this would be the final nail for a lot of people living in Saltdean.I moved abroad to Spain, eight years ago because I felt the whole place was going downhill.To kill the Lido would be to kill Saltdean.
Black Rock got filled in,as did the little pool on the undercliff walk at Rottingdean.For heavens' sake keep one outdoor pool in the area. I lived in Saltdean for 17 years. Butlins is now flats and this would be the final nail for a lot of people living in Saltdean.I moved abroad to Spain, eight years ago because I felt the whole place was going downhill.To kill the Lido would be to kill Saltdean. hubby

8:27am Mon 21 Mar 11

ShorehamBeachcomber says...

A leaseholder who thought he could build 100 flats when someone else owns the freehold...oh dear
A leaseholder who thought he could build 100 flats when someone else owns the freehold...oh dear ShorehamBeachcomber

11:23am Mon 21 Mar 11

Spanners says...

ShorehamBeachcomber wrote:
A leaseholder who thought he could build 100 flats when someone else owns the freehold...oh dear
maybe - or maybe he just played a clever game for publicity, protected status and the possibility of more money
[quote][p][bold]ShorehamBeachcomber[/bold] wrote: A leaseholder who thought he could build 100 flats when someone else owns the freehold...oh dear[/p][/quote]maybe - or maybe he just played a clever game for publicity, protected status and the possibility of more money Spanners

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