CAMPAIGNERS who want to re-open Grange Lido are developing architect's plans on their design.

Save Grange Lido was set up in 2011 in a bid to block plans to demolish the buildings and fill in the pool.

Their first success came the same year when Historic England agreed to grant Grade II-listed status.

The Art Deco lido, which dates back to 1932, was once the hub of the community and attracted hundreds of visitors but it closed

The public campaign has so far raised more than £40,000 towards its £150,000 target.

Preliminary tasks include completing the architect's plans, appointing a pool engineer to adapt SLDC's plans, commissioning a quantity surveyor, requesting a report from a heritage architect, and becoming a registered charity.

A spokesman for the Save Grange Lido campaign said: "Our architect is making great progress with the plans for the Lido.

"The spaces are quite challenging but have huge potential. A big thank you to everyone who has donated towards the fees so far.

We strongly believe that, working with the local council the lido can be returned to its former glory, making it an attractive and viable focal point and tourism destination for the town."