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Support needed for Haverhill gym club

Kevin Woolcott in the gym ANL-140815-124635001
Kevin Woolcott in the gym ANL-140815-124635001

A new, purpose built, gymnastics club could be on the way if members of their public show their support for the plans.

Aspiring gymnasts will be able to train and practise in a new premises that will accommodate the growing numbers of Haverhill Gymnastics if a planning application submitted to St Edmundsbury Borough Council is approved.

The application to change the use on a commercial unit in Hollands Road is now available to view online. Members of the public can also leave comments.

Kevin Woolcott, chairman of Haverhill Gymnastics, is hopeful that, if the application is successful, the club will be able to offer better services.

There are currently 260 members of the club, with a waiting list of about 400. Mr Woolcott hopes that the larger premises will be able to help them wipe out this waiting list and provide facilities for up to 800 members.

The process of planning will take between eight and 12 weeks and, it is estimated, a further three to four weeks of work to set the new gym up.

It is hoped the new building will include a large main hall and a smaller hall to the side which will opened up as training space.

See https://planning.westsuffolk.gov.uk with reference DC/15/0758/FUL for details of the application.

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