Plans have been submitted for a new £500,00 hydrotherapy pool at Delamere Special School in Flixton.

Trafford Council wants to replace the existing and outdated hydrotherapy pool facilities at the school, and provide a new modern fit for purpose environment for their young people.

The scheme, if approved by Trafford Council’s planning department, will be paid for by the Department for Education’s Special Educational Needs (SEND capital) funding.

At a recent school Open Day parents, staff and local residents were fully in support of the new proposals which give the school and community a ‘level deck’ pool, and much improved changing facilities for both ambulant and wheelchair users.

Cllr Catherine Hynes, Deputy Leader of Trafford Council, said: “This scheme is superb and, if given planning permission, will be a great asset to the school.

"The new hydrotherapy pool will be massively beneficial to the children at Delamere Special School.

“The Council very much want to ensure that children and young people get the support they need and that is one of our main priorities for the borough.”

Bowker Sadler Architects are working on the scheme in partnership with Seddons Construction.

If planning permission is granted, work will start on the scheme in May and the new facility open for pupils in October 2020.

According to the plans, the scheme will replace the current pool which is more than 20 year old.