Budget gym plan for Sainsburys supermarket in Deepdale

Posted on - 9th February, 2016 - 7:00pm | Author - | Posted in - Business, Deepdale, Preston News, Recreation
The area of Sainsbury's where the new gym is proposed

The area of Sainsbury’s where the new gym is proposed

Working out before or after doing the weekly shop is on the cards for shoppers at a Preston supermarket.


Sainsbury’s in Deepdale has applied to convert part of its store in Flintoff Way to a budget gym.

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Part of the supermarket was extended in 2010 and this section, behind the bike stands, is where they’ve applied to change its use.

The gym would take up 1,172 square metres inside the store on the ground level.

A bicycle stand, with space for 22 bikes, is to be moved to a different part of the store.


Sainsbury’s has traded from Deepdale in the early 1990s.

One letter of support from a local resident has been received in support of the application.

Planning officers have recommended the new gym for approval.

They state: “The applicant has provided sufficient information to demonstrate that the proposed use of the existing part of the Sainsbury’s building as a gymnasium would be acceptable in the out of centre location proposed. It is also considered the proposal would be acceptable in terms of design, transport and highways, and would not result in an unacceptable impact upon residential amenity.”

The plans are due to be discussed by councillors at Preston City Council’s planning committee on Thursday 11 February from 1.30pm at the Town Hall.

Do you shop at Sainsbury’s or live nearby? What do you think of the plan? Let us know in the comments below

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