Pool plan not what it seems says res­i­dent

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - NEWS - by Qasim Per­acha qasim.per­acha@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @qasim­per­acha

AN Amer­sham res­i­dent has claimed Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil (CDC) could be ‘se­ri­ously mis­lead­ing’ peo­ple over plans to re­de­velop the Chiltern Pools.

Pa­trick Car­roll, of Chiltern Av­enue, said the lit­er­a­ture from CDC gives the im­pres­sion that the new pools will be re­plac­ing the old ones in the same site.

But he ar­gues the plans clearly show that build­ing will be re­lo­cated to the cor­ner of Chiltern Av­enue and King Ge­orge V Road.

Mr Car­roll also noted there is no sign of Flint Barn or other his­toric farm build­ings in the site plan.

He said: “I can’t be­lieve that CDC could con­tem­plate de­mol­ish­ing those, even if they were al­lowed to.”

The swim­ming pool is cur­rently on the same site as the Amer­sham Com­mu­nity Cen­tre and Amer­sham Li­brary, as well as the King Ge­orge Play­ing Fields.

Pro­pos­als have been made by CDC to re­place the pools, which are now 50 years old and in need of re­pair, with one large build­ing that would con­tain a li­brary and com­mu­nity space.

De­tails of the pro­pos­als are on­line, and a site plan can also be found in the Coun­cil’s of­fice in King Ge­orge V Road.

Chiltern Dis­trict Coun­cil said: “We are con­sid­er­ing the de­vel­op­ment of a new sta­teof-the-art leisure and com­mu­nity hub to re­place the ex­ist­ing Chiltern Pools and fa­cil­i­ties cur­rently on the site.

“It is pro­posed that the new fa­cil­ity will be lo­cated on the ex­ist­ing site but no for­mal de­ci­sion or plans have been pro­duced at this stage; we are not hid­ing any­thing.”

“This is an open con­sul­ta­tion and we want to hear ev­ery­one’s views on the pro­pos­als and if they have any con­cerns.”

A stake­hold­ers meet­ing has been called for Novem­ber 30 at 2pm at the Com­mu­nity Cen­tre, Chiltern Av­enue.

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