Business submits planning application to construct second swimming pool in Hadleigh
A second swimming pool could be on its way to Hadleigh, after a business put forward proposals for a new venture.
Letts Swimming Pools Ltd lodged a planning application this month, asking for permission to build a new pool on land adjacent to The Moorings in Ipswich Road as part of a joint venture with local company Puddle Ducks.
The town currently has a public swimming pool at the existing Hadleigh Pool and Leisure in Stonehouse Road.
But Letts Swimming Pools says the proposed small-scale development is intended to complement the facilities already on offer, while also contributing to its own success.
“The application brings together two successful local family businesses with a proven track record to realise this objective for the betterment of the site and wider community,” a design and access statement reads.
“The application offers the opportunity for the construction of a relatively modest bespoke pool building, which will promote a long-standing, successful, family business, but also promote teaching and leisure use within an intimate, pupil-led environment.”
However, concerns have been raised about whether the town could sustain a second pool, particularly in light of the recent multi-million pound refurbishment of Hadleigh Pool and Leisure.
Ipswich Road resident Angela Latimer, who submitted an objection to the application, said: “I am at a loss as to why Hadleigh needs two public swimming pools after a good deal of taxpayers’ money has been expended on the town pool.”