Plans passed for a new gym in Torrington

Joseph Bulmer

Plans have been passed by Torrington District Council for a new health and fitness centre

PLANNING permission has been granted for a new health and fitness centre in Torrington.

The Eric Palmer Community Centre in Castle Street was formerly used as a children’s nursery and a community centre for Devon County Council youth service and adult education.

According to the application, the building has been vacant since 2009.

Permission has been granted by Torridge District Council to Functional Fitness to open a health and fitness centre over the two stories of the building.

The plans included a multi-gym and weight studio and a fitness/dance studio, a mind and body studio and a cardio theatre.

The two parking spaces will remain as well as the creation of an additional 10 cycle spaces.

Development on the site must begin within three years of the decision notice.