Plans to create a 24 hour gym in Wilmslow town centre, which would be open 365 days a year, have been withdrawn due to complications with the lease.
Blackpool based North West Leisure Ltd intended to fit-out both the ground and first floor of 52 Parsonage Green to create an Anytime Fitness Club, having opened one in Knutsford earlier this year.
The premises were most recently occupied by a sports bar but have been vacant since the building was repossessed on behalf of the landlord in May 2014. Prior to that the building was occupied by La Tasca restaurant.
A spokesperson for the company said "North West Leisure Ltd have withdrawn their application due to complications with the lease."
The scheme included the creation of three parking spaces, however many readers took to our Facebook page and posted comments on wilmslow.co.uk raising concerns about the lack of parking.
Over 30 letters of objection were also received by Cheshire East Council, many of whom complained about the lack of parking and said there were already too many gyms in the area.
Chris Hawkins wrote "In an area already saturated by gyms a central Wilmslow location like this would increase traffic in the town centre by a number that would bring the town to a standstill at peak times. The town centre already suffers from congestion and this would make it untenable. Car parking is already at a premium with a lack of spaces in any of the public cark parks. They are already at breaking point and this would make Wilmslow a place to absolutely avoid."
Charlotte Wedd said "I've been a resident in Wilmslow for years and parking is getting worse and worse. I'm a member of a local gym and know how many spaces these things need especially in the mornings! Just don't think Wilmslow can deal with the extra vehicles that need spaces and are not available!"
Beth Scholey said "Parking in Wilmslow is bad enough as it is if the gym is built parking will be worse for the people in Wilmslow to do their shopping etc. There are loads of gyms already and a leisure centre over the road there just isn't any need for another gym. Something more suitable for the people of wilmslow needs should be built."
Rania Ezzedine wrote "24hr imagine the problems!! No parking when I go to Hoopers as it is!! Please don't make it worse, lets get some bars or eating places in it and make Wilmslow a better place than more of the same old!"
Gareth Caple wrote "I commute and work in Wilmslow Monday to Friday. My firm has to cope with lack of parking every day.
"We are based opposite the proposed unit and is already almost impossible for visiting clients as it is to park for our meetings. The membership using that club during my business hours will make life even worse.
"No please - stick restaurants in there are no parking problems in the evening in there peak times ....and you will still get your business rates!"
Last year the people behind the Laundrette, which opened in Chorlton in August 2014, were intending to open a second branch at 52, Parsonage Green. However, after several months they confirmed that they were not going ahead with the plans.
A spokesperson for Laundrette said "It's with huge regret that we are giving up on this site Having tried for 2 years and spent thousands in the process. We will keep looking."