Councillors approve proposal to expand Inverurie fitness centre

Plans to increase a north-east health centre have been given the go-ahead regardless of issues over parking.

The homeowners of CrossFit Shire in Inverurie had utilized to Aberdeenshire Council for permission to vary the usage of a former industrial unit within the city’s Burghmuir Circle.

The utility went earlier than the Garioch Area Committee on Tuesday, February 1 and was unanimously accepted by councillors.

CrossFit Shire already operates from unit 5 within the Blackhall Industrial Estate and can now lengthen into the neighbouring vacant unit six following approval.

The extension will permit the agency to purchase new gear to assist its current health lessons and one-to-one private coaching classes.

The native authority’s roads group initially objected to the plan and requested for extra data as they have been involved there could be a rise in customers.

However, the health club homeowners mentioned they’d not be taking over any new shoppers and added that its clients are inspired to stroll to the power and the objection was later eliminated.

Councillor Lesley Berry mentioned she was “pleased” to approve the plan and added: “It’s good to see a neighborhood enterprise do properly and we don’t wish to see empty models anyplace in our industrial estates.”

Councillor Lesley Berry.

Councillor Judy Whyte additionally supported the plan and mentioned: “It’s preserving with the neighbouring enterprise makes use of in that specific space and it’s very encouraging to see a enterprise doing properly nevertheless it wants a bit bit more room to function from so I take into account this to be an appropriate use.”

Meanwhile councillor Marion Ewenson mentioned it was good to see the models introduced again into use however voiced her concern about potential automotive parking points.

She mentioned: “I feel we’re starting to see an total problem with parking within the space.

“I’m supportive however I feel we simply must regulate parking provision in that entire space as a result of it’s getting fairly busy up there.”

The utility went earlier than the committee because the change of use of the unit was opposite to the supposed use of the enterprise land.

However, native authority planners famous that the economic property has “advanced over time” and now has a “various” vary of companies and might be supported as a departure to the council’s Local Development Plan.

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