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Residents who fought for two years to stop a businessman building homes on the site of the Saltdean Lido in Brighton are now beginning their campaign to raise three million pounds to take on the building themselves.
The lease for the 1930s Lido was handed back to Brighton and Hove City Council yesterday by former leaseholder Dennis Audley. Campaigners are overjoyed.
The architect Sir Terence Conran who owns "The Design Museum" in London has backed plans for the renovation of Saltdean Lido. It's understood that his architectural practice in Brighton has drawn up restoration plans for the 1930s structure.
The future of Saltdean Lido looks secure after the current leaseholder agreed to hand control of the Grade 2 listed property back to the local authority. Brighton and Hove City Council have taken control of the pool after a long running campaign by local people to save the site.