New Eston Pool is granted planning permission

Planning permission has been granted to build a new swimming pool and learner pool in Eston.

Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council’s Regulatory Committee granted approval of the planning application today (Wednesday 3 April). 

The new facility, which is designed to Sport England specifications, will provide a 25 metre, six lane pool with changing areas, a 150-seat spectator gallery, an official’s room for gala use and a Changing Places facility which can be accessed via a new lobby. The facility will also include a separate learner pool, welcoming children and young people to learn how to swim. 

The swimming pool will be accessible for all and will facilitate public swimming, swimming lessons, as well as galas and competition swimming. It seeks to enhance the existing leisure centre and provide much improved health and wellbeing facilities for the whole community. 

Sustainability measures have also been incorporated into the design of the leisure facility, including solar panels, air source heat pumps, increased wall insulation and pool infiltration equipment. 

Demolition works have concluded with construction works set to start in the autumn aiming for an opening in early 2026. 

Councillor Ursula Earl, Cabinet Member for Health, Welfare and Housing at the Council, said: 

“It’s fantastic news that the Eston pool has been granted planning permission. The separate learner pool will be a brilliant asset to our borough for children, young people, and all those with special needs young and old, to enjoy the water and learn the vital skill of swimming.

“The facility, which is part of a wider sports offer at Eston Leisure Centre, will also become a place for residents to boost their physical activity and will host galas and competitions which will be great for the whole borough.”