Sports club presents plan for gym to replace “unsightly” containers.


Parklands Sports Club has applied for permission to expand its clubhouse to a property currently housing several containers to improve facilities for its 1,000 members.

A sports club on the outskirts of Widnes has submitted plans to build a new gymnasium and physiotherapy room.

The Parklands sports club has applied for permission to extend its clubhouse.

The club’s planning statement stated: “The basic idea behind the proposal is to facilitate training and fitness throughout the year and to promote an active, healthy lifestyle for all age groups. The provision of indoor training facilities should be used in conjunction with outdoor sports activities”.

According to the club’s planning application, the “unsightly” containers are to be removed and replaced by a single-story annex containing a fitness room, two treatment rooms and a rehabilitation room.

The club added that the proposal “represents an opportunity to upgrade the existing facilities of Parklands Sports Club by an attractive and modest extension of the existing building”.

The club currently provides facilities for two adult soccer teams, ten junior soccer teams and a rugby team for the under 14s.

The club’s motion adds that Knowsley’s own turf strategy “requires the City Council to support investment and provide opportunities for investment when making improvements to sports fields and related facilities to enhance their quality and value.

Although Parklands is on the outskirts of Widnes, it is covered by Knowsley’s Council, which is expected to make a decision on the Club’s application by December 15th.


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