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Last Updated: Friday, 20 June, 2003, 11:51 GMT 12:51 UK
Council pools Barbican plans
Swimming
A choice of swimming pools has been put forward
Residents in York could be asked their views on the latest plans for the Barbican Centre.

The council is to sell the centre to developers to build either a county standard, or a community swimming pool, as well as apartments.

Money from the sale would be used to refurbish other pools in the city.

The latest proposals follow public consultation held earlier this year after it was revealed it would cost millions to refurbish the Edmund Wilson and Yearsley pools.

Swimming choices

Charlie Croft, from the City of York Council, said: "The proposed consultation would focus on two main proposals - whether people want a community pool or a county standard pool at the Barbican."

Under the community pool option, 1.4m would be raised and play and gym facilities at the centre would be retained.

If a county standard pool was built, 3m would be made available.

If councillors agree to the consultation plan, residents would be able to register their views at an open day at the Barbican.


SEE ALSO:
City floats ideas on pools' future
04 Mar 03  |  England
York ready to take Barbican plunge
30 Jan 03  |  England


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