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Rhondda Cynon Taff council says it isn't obliged to listen to a local vote about its plans to redevelop Pontypridd lido. The plans would see a paddling pool next to the town's derelict lido demolished - a move that's angering local people, as David Wood reports.
Rhondda Cynon Taf County Borough Council says that a project to redevelop and reopen Pontypridd's lido complex would be put 'in jeopardy' by trying to include the existing paddling pool in the plans.
People in Pontypridd have voted overwhelmingly in favour of saving their paddling pool, as part of the redevelopment of the town's historic lido.
The local referendum asked:
- 2,077 voted 'yes'
- 151 voted 'no'
- 1 spoilt ballot
The poll was held by Pontypridd Town Council. Its result is not binding on the county council, which is leading a £6.2-million project to regenerate and reopen the lido complex.
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In spite of an overwhelming vote to save a paddling pool in Pontypridd the council say they cannot afford to keep it open.
People in the Valleys town will vote on whether they want the current children's pool to be included in plans to redevelop an historic lido.