New pilates studio approved for South Shields
Proposals for a new pilates studio in South Shields have been given the go-ahead by planning bosses.
In March, plans were lodged for a space at the Village Centre at Sea Winnings Way in the town.
Applicant Arbeia Pilates aimed to transform Unit R4 into a small pilates studio at the shopping complex.
Planners said the business use was acceptable in the location which has a variety of uses including shops, a cafe and a hairdressers.
Although one public objection was raised over potential noise pollution, no objections were raised from the council’s environmental health department.
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Following consultation, South Tyneside Council’s planning authority gave the green light to the plans on Friday, June 5.
A decision report reads: “The applicant has confirmed that piped music would be played through a portable speaker at low levels, in keeping with the nature of a pilates class.
“The council’s environmental health officer has raised no objections to the proposal, noting that a studio of this nature will not be required to operate with noise levels that impact upon neighbouring residents.
“It is also noted that the building regulations in place at construction stage ensure that residential properties are afforded enhanced protection from noise in commercial operations.”
It goes on to say: “The proposed change of use is considered to be acceptable in principal and it is not considered that the proposed development would result in harm to highway safety, or to residentialamenity.”
Under planning conditions, works to convert the business space must be brought forward within the next three years.