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Lido plan withdrawn at last minute
Clifton Lido in Bristol
The Lido closed in 1990
Plans to demolish Bristol's Clifton Lido and turn the site into flats have been withdrawn at the last minute.

The lido, which was designed by Bristol architect Richard Shackleton-Pope in 1850 and is Grade II listed, closed to the public 13 years ago.

Campaigners have been protesting at plans to knock the historic building down and replace it with a number of apartments.

And on Thursday evening, just minutes before a planning application was due to be debated by Bristol City Council, developers Sovereign Housing Association pulled out of the scheme.

Local residents want to restore the pool to create a fitness, and community centre, at an expected cost of more than 2m.


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