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Plans for new leisure and swimming complex in Lincoln

By AlexColman  |  Posted: October 08, 2012

The site on near the Tritton Road an Skelingthorpe Road junction has been empty for over three years.

The site near the Tritton Road an Skelingthorpe Road junction has been empty for over three years.

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Planning application has been submitted to transform the former Volkswagen dealership on Tritton Road into a leisure centre.

The proposal is for the building to be used as a gym with an indoor swimming pool and other leisure facilities.

It would be open between the hours of 6.30am and 10.00pm Monday to Friday and 8.00am and 8.00pm Saturday and Sunday.

The premises have been vacant for over three years since the former Volkswagen dealership ceased trading.

The site has the benefit of a 117 space car park.

Plans for the leisure complex are subject to planning approval from the City of Lincoln Council this week.

No objections have been received from any properties in the area.

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  • mudge  |  October 09 2012, 11:36AM

    Of course the public can use a private gym - so long as they have the money to join it ! A public facility should be open to all for a simple entry charge not huge monthly fee's. Not everyone can afford to join a gym but they might be able to pay for a swim once a week.

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  • blindimp  |  October 09 2012, 11:31AM

    LET'S HOPE THIS PROJECT IS GOING TO BE BEFITTING OF A CITY THE SIZE OF LINCOLN, I.E. A GOOD SIZE SWIMMING POOL, WITH PROPER QUALIFIED STAFF. ALSO WILL THERE BE MULTI FUNCTIONAL INDOOR COURTS AND OUTDOOR FLOODLIT FACILITIES. WE DO NOT NEED ANYMORE COFFEE BARS, SAUNAS AND "PAMPERING" BUSINESS'S.

  • leelucas28  |  October 09 2012, 11:15AM

    I may be missing a point here but aren't the public allowed to use a "private" gym? and also we're living in a period of extreme and absolute austerity so how can there be any public i.e. taxpayers money invested in any such initiatives? The money has been long spent/wasted there isn't any left, so when a company (who heaven forbid want to make profit) come into our city and invest money, create jobs and more choice for our residents (not to mention remove an eyesore from our cityscape) let's all pour scorn on the idea and breed negativity instantly?? maybe that might just be a better way to get this city moving in the right direction instead of moaning and whinging all the time? just a thought!

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  • mudge  |  October 09 2012, 8:13AM

    Is this going to be a public facility or yet another private gym ?

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  • daveroberts84  |  October 08 2012, 7:15PM

    Didn't this used to be the Renualt garage not VW just a small point

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