THE redevelopment of Westminster Lodge leisure centre will follow the revised plans by the new Tory administration, it was decided last night.

Chairman of the overview and scrutiny committee Councillor Robert Donald, who is also leader of the opposition, had called in the changes made by Councillor Julian Daly and his cabinet last month.

Councillor Donald said his reasons for wanting to scrutinise the changes were because he did not agree with the loss of some sustainable features, and a pool-side health suite, in order to increase the water space in the pool from eight to ten lanes.

After questioning portfolio holder Mike Wakely about the changes and any potential increases in costs, and following a lengthy debate, Councillor Donald circulated pieces of paper with recommendations which suggested the changes should not go ahead.

However he was met with anger from panel members who said “they felt they were at another meeting” and saw nothing wrong with the revised plans.

His recommendations only received four votes in favour and six against, and a further motion was agreed to accept the redevelopment plans as they currently stand.

For more on the meeting check the website later today.