The gym will have “low volume background music” rather than the “loud bass beats typically associated with most gyms”.
Despite this, concerns were raised by residents over noise pollution as well as the lack of parking, drainage and increased risk to school children of increased traffic.
However, the letters of support said the gym would have a positive impact on health, most people would walk not drive, and that it would provide something for young people to do.
The officer’s report on the council’s decision said that there is inadequate parking to serve the proposed development.
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