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History of Yiewsley swimming pool site

Newspaper reports and council meetings

1934 - Yiewsley swimming pool site was conveyed to Yiewsley and West Drayton District Council for £450 with a protected covenant. This covenant restricted the use of the land and, amongst other things, would allow it to be used for the “purpose of public walks and pleasure grounds.”

2010 - August – Hillingdon Council report of the petition hearing against closure of Yiewsley swimming pool.

See: http://modgov.hillingdon.gov.uk/mgAi.aspx?ID=4980

2010 - The Gazette report of the Hillingdon Council meeting hearing the petition.

See: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/anger-council-closes-yiewsley-swimming-5994796

2011 - The Gazette reports on the covenant.

See: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/yiewsley-pool-campaign-banks-covenant-5987729

2011 - The Gazette reports on the contract to demolish the swimming pool.

See: http://www.getwestlondon.co.uk/news/local-news/yiewsley-swimming-pool-set-demolition-5984129

2014 - Section 106 agreements discussed about the swimming pool site.

See: http://www.hillingdon.gov.uk/ctteedocs/new_executive_decisions/leader_council/rep_leader_council_20feb14.pdf

2014 - The documents supporting the planning application.

See: http://modgov.hillingdon.gov.uk/documents/s19637/Item%2014%20-%202013%203564%20-%20Former%20Yiewsley%20Swimming%20Pool%20Site.pdf

2014 - Planning permission is granted to build a three storey health centre on the site of the former Yiewsley swimming pool. See:


2015 – The proposed deal between Hillingdon Council and the NHS to have a new health centre at the site of the former Yiewsley swimming pool falls through.

2016 –  January 14th - Full council meeting – point 9.8

Leader of Hillingdon Council, Councillor Puddifoot, advised that the Council would be applying for release from the covenant under provisions in the Local Government Act 1972 (as amended). As soon as the plans were ready to be made public in relation to the proposals for the site, Council would be informed.

Councillor Sweeting asked whether the residents of Yiewsley and West Drayton would be consulted to gain their views in relation to the future use of this important community asset before any decisions were made.

Councillor Puddifoot advised that the elections held every four years enabled residents to choose who they thought was best to represent them. Individuals would have the opportunity to comment in relation to any associated planning application.

See: http://modgov.hillingdon.gov.uk/documents/g2270/Printed%20minutes%2014th-Jan-2016%2019.30%20Council.pdf?T=1

2017 –  May 18th Cabinet Meeting - Point 9

Hillingdon Cabinet approves the development of the Yiewsley Sites (Former pool, former Bowling Club, current Yiewsley Library and car park) for a mixture of residential and leisure development.  But keeps secret some of the details.

 See: http://modgov.hillingdon.gov.uk/ieListDocuments.aspx?CId=115&MeetingId=2616

2017 –   June 21st  Council hearing on the pool petition: details here

Contact:       info@yiewsley.org