Sea Lanes submits revised Brighton pool plans

26th March, 2019

Revised plans for an outdoor pool and leisure facility on Brighton’s Marina Drive are being considered by Brighton and Hove City Council, after an initial proposal was rejected.

Sea Lanes director Joe McNulty said: “We are delighted to be re-submitting what we believe to be a much-improved scheme.” The new design is more in keeping with existing seafront buildings, reduces the loss of public beach and now includes a green roof to support biodiversity on the site, he explained.

The revised application is for a 25-metre outdoor pool, plus commercial buildings. The long-term aim remains to build a 50-metre outdoor pool after demonstrating the success of the smaller facility.

With Brighton and Hove City Council due to make a decision in April, Sea Lanes are currently asking local residents to submit positive comments to the planning application if they support the scheme.

Adventure swimming holiday company, Swim Trek, are partners in the project and hope their new headquarters will be built there. “Our aim is for Sea Lanes to be at the centre of the local swimming community,” said Swim Trek’s founder, Simon Murie.  “It will not only revive this underutilised part of the Brighton seafront but will also become a destination in its own right for swimmers near and far. We can’t wait to get started.”

Meanwhile Brighton’s swimmers can still visit Sea Lane’s home on Marina Drive where they offer coaching, guided sea swims and land-based ‘Swim Gym’ classes, with plans for more activity over the summer.

Learn more about Sea Lanes here or click here to comment on the planning application.

Liz Lowe 

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