Plans to enable fitness business to open in town centre

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Plans have been submitted to enable an empty retail unit in the town centre to be changed into a fitness facility.

Samantha Barrett has applied to change the use of 44-46 Grove Street, which has been unoccupied since the Bank clothing shop closed years ago, to D2 (assembly and leisure).

The application states "The landloard is willing to let the property as D2 but we need to complete the process. We have measures in place to ensure that the property is suitable for the area in which is it located."

Adding "Gym equipment will be installed. There is an existing air conditioning unit that will be used. There is some technical equipment which allows us to project the bootcamp statistics onto a screen. There's also Bluetooth equipment to allow us to engage with users via headphones; this also allows us to play loud music without any externality during hours of office operation."

The proposed opening hours are 6.30am to 7.30pm Monday to Friday and 9am to 4pm on Saturdays, Sundays and Bank Holidays.

The new business would employ six full time members of staff.

The planning application can be viewed on the Cheshire East Council website by searching for reference 19/4815M .

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Grove Street, Planning Applications
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Ian Hughes
Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 7:21 pm
Six full time members of staff @ £9 per hour x 40 hrs per week = £2,106 pw + benefits + rent + council tax + heating + lighting + water. Good luck with that.
Pete Taylor
Wednesday 30th October 2019 at 9:01 pm
Externality?
Gary Chaplin
Thursday 31st October 2019 at 6:15 am
Good luck Samantha. Ignore the comments of the grumpy old men as witnessed above. If we all listened to the perennial ‘know it all’ naysayers in the town, every retail until would lay empty waiting for Grace Brothers to return and our town would die. We should welcome something which helps and promotes health & wellbeing as well as local prosperity.

And Pete, yes, Externality. An economics term, a cost or activity that affects a party who did not choose to incur that activity.

Perhaps knowing it all actually got one step closer.
Pete Taylor
Friday 1st November 2019 at 9:51 pm
"And Pete, yes, Externality. An economics term, a cost or activity that affects a party who did not choose to incur that activity." From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia?

Um; actually I knew that, but thanks anyway. How does it relate to this: "There's also Bluetooth equipment to allow us to engage with users via headphones; this also allows us to play loud music without any externality during hours of office operation." ?

Apologies for being so dim, would you mind explaining?

I'm always happy to see empty units being taken up by optimistic business starters.
Rick Andrews
Friday 1st November 2019 at 10:18 pm
Look forward to more parking tickets on Grove Avenue.... no where else to park for this new business unless users pay to park.
Mark Goldsmith
Saturday 2nd November 2019 at 2:07 pm
Pete - Samantha means there will be no noise pollution.

Instead of loud music being pumped out of speakers it will be fed to each gym users wireless earphones.

Therefore, they hear the loud music, but no one else does.

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