A wrestling academy is set to open in Preston as planning officers recommend it for approval.Advertisement
Preston City Wrestling had lodged plans to change an industrial unit on St Marys Street into a wrestling club.
The former Amini Spices unit in St Matthews ward would create four part-time staff jobs to run the training camp.
One objection to the wrestling academy was received saying it would generate extra traffic to the area.
Planning officers write: “One objection has been received and the issues raised have been taken into consideration. The proposed development would result in the loss of an existing employment use.
“However it has been demonstrated that the property has been vacant for a period in access of 12 months and the proposal would bring a vacant building back into active use. The proposed development would not result in any unacceptable impacts upon the amenity of the area, traffic and highways, waste management or upon the surrounding area and would therefore comply with policies.”
PCW has been growing in popularity with shows attracting thousands of fans at the Evoque nightclub on Church Street.
Steve Fludder, owner of PCW, said: “Professional wrestling is not a sport and is a form of entertainment and young people will learn to perform and be characters on wrestling shows.”
Councillors will discuss the plans at planing committee on Monday 12 January at 10am at the Town Hall.