Wednesday, September 25, 2019
NEW BRIGG SPORTS CENTRE/GYM APPROVED
Plans for a new sports centre/gym in Brigg have been approved.
The location is a buifding behind one of the town's former pubs.
Permission for change of use from offices to assembly/leisure has now been granted for Unit 2, Nelthorpe Business Court, Bridge Street, by North Lincolnshire Council.
That's behind the former Nelthorpe Arms pub which closed last year and has now been turned over to purely residential use.
The application submitted by Brigg Kickboxing & Fitness explains this small family-run martial arts business has been operating at Ancholme Leisure Centre, the Phil Grundy Sports Centre in Broughton and at Barton's Baysgarth Leisure Centre.
The business says it has taken the opportunity to lease Unit 2 at the Nelthorpe Arms Business Court "currently being used as an office" and "previously used as a function room."
The applicant told the council: "We have 100 students of all ages who take part in our classes and we believe it is an asset to the area.
"We are currently experiencing problems with having classes at the leisure centres as we do not have sole use of the sports hall and are limited to certain date and times."
A report about the application, prepared by North Lincolnshire Council planning staff, said: "There is limited parking within the site. However, given the location of the building in Brigg town centre and that numerous public car parks are within easy walking distance of the site, it is considered that additional off-street parking provision is not required in this case."
In granting permission, the council has set out 'permitted hours' for what it calls the kickboxing gym. These are Monday to Friday, 5pm to 8pm, with no sessions held at weekends or on bank holidays.