PLANS have this week been approved by Tamworth Borough Council for a Trampoline Centre to be opened in Wilnecote.
In January we reported that plans for the new leisure facility had been submitted to the Borough Council; these plans have now been approved by the Planning Committee on Tuesday night (29 March).
The planning application was submitted by Jump Xtreme Limited who also have a centre in Bolton.
The plans will see a currently vacant warehouse, which was previously home to BFP Food Wholesale converted in to the massive 2022 square metre centre.
The unit, at the junction of Claymore and Brent has sat vacant for around one year after the company closed its doors in December 2014 and so will bring with it, much needed employment.
With the main centre, coffee shop and fitness classes it is hoped that the centre which will open from 9am-11pm Monday to Friday and 9am-10pm on Weekends will bring with it the equivalent of around 46 jobs initially; adding around £720,000 to local salaries.
In addition to the boost to local salaries, it is estimated that £51,000 will be paid in business rates, of which, atlas 50% will remain with the Borough Council.
In a letter of support for the application, Wilnecote Councillor, Tina Clements has said:
“I support the application from Jump Xtreme for a trampoline park in Tamworth.” She went on to say: ” This will have a great impact locally with people visiting the venue The Co-op, The Range and JTF. They are going to make visits to local Schools so that they can have taster sessions to encourage health and fitness, to tackle the obesity problem within the town”
She concluded: “This is a unique opportunity for the Wilnecote Community to embrace with easy access to all local road networks. I will be fully endorsing this fantastic opportunity.”
What do you think about the plans being approved?