Former Louth swimming pool could flattened and replaced with 29 new homes

The former Louth Swimming Pool. Photo: Ian Holmes.
The former Louth Swimming Pool. Photo: Ian Holmes.

Louth’s former swimming pool could be demolished and replaced with 29 new houses, we can reveal.

An environmental impact assessment has been put forward by a mystery applicant to site owners East Lindsey District Council to look into the possibility of the project for the Riverhead Road site.

The swimming pool was made redundant when the new £12million Meridian Leisure Centre opened in Wood Lane in February 2010.

The swimming pool is governed by a trust deed dated November 18, 1976 whereby ELDC hold the property ‘upon perpetual charitable trusts as a land for a swimming pool, for the inhabitants of the town of Louth and its surrounding area’.

According to the planning papers, approval has been obtained from the Charity Commission to dissolve the charity and transfer the proceeds from the eventual sale of the swimming pool part to Louth Sports Association, who will be required to hold them in permanent endowment and use the income for grant making purposes.

The former pool in Riverhead Road opened in 1974 and provided a 25 metre pool with reception and changing rooms, as well as an open car park and lorry park which is no longer used.

The site has been up for sale since September 2009 and it is believed a sale was agreed in 2010, but the buyer later withdrew.

More details will be made available as we get them.