We've long-held ambitions to replace our popular - but old and failing swimming pool in Hythe.
Back in 2012 Princes Parade - a former municipal waste tip - was identified as the preferred location for this development. The scheme was approved by district councillors on 16 August 2018.
There have been years of careful deliberation, public consultation and painstaking preparation involved in this project. You can find out about this complex history through our Princes Parade Timeline
The Princes Parade development is mentioned in our new Corporate Plan 2021 - 2030 confirming the importance of this development to our plan for evolution of the district.
We think the residents of Hythe and the wider district deserve a new swimming pool and leisure facilities fit for the 21st century. Improving physical and mental wellbeing is one of our key priorities for the next three years as part of our commitment to positive community leadership in our new Corporate Plan.
The development also includes quality homes to meet local needs, new public parks and better access to the canal and beach. In this the development aligns with our other service ambition of creating quality homes and infrastructure.
As we've recently had our planning decision for the Princes Parade development upheld by the high court we can now go ahead and proceed with the development.
We're excited for this project to:
Find out more about the history and timeline of Princes Parade.