Plans for £300,000 repairs at A-listed outdoor pool supported
On Thursday members of Aberdeenshire Council’s supported plans for the Tarlair swimming pool complex at Macduff.
Around £300,000 is to be spent on essential repairs to an outdoor swimming pool after councillors backed plans.
On Thursday members of Aberdeenshire Council’s policy and resources committee supported plans for the Tarlair swimming pool complex at Macduff.
The facility was built in 1930 and included a boating pool as well as pools for swimming and paddling, together with changing rooms and a tea pavilion.
In 2007 it became an A-listed building.
Despite its poor state of repair, the pool remains popular with visitors and the Friends of Tarlair community group has been fundraising for the pool.
Committee members approved outline proposals for essential repairs to the pool complex, at an estimated cost of £300,000.
A range of options, put forward by historic conservation experts Addison Conservation and Design, were considered, from taking no action to full refurbishment of the facility at a cost of £2.5m.
Members opted for the essential repairs.
A council spokeswoman said: “The work will also provide a platform for potential future uses of the facility, prevent significant maintenance costs in the future and alleviate any current health and safety concerns.
“The recommendation had already been approved by members of Banff and Buchan Area Committee at an earlier meeting.
“The Policy and Resources Committee also asked for a further report from officers on the feasibility of taking on any other work to the pool in the future.
“Work on the future of Tarlair Swimming Pool has included extensive consultation with the local community, including the Friends of Tarlair group and Banff and Macduff Community Council.”
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