CROSSFIT Chichester (CFC) gym in Lavant has received planning permission to extend its opening hours.
The gym, in the former St Wilfrid’s outlet store, sought permission to extend their hours from 7.30am – 6pm, Monday to Friday to 6am until 10pm.
Saturday’s hours would change from 7.30am to 1pm to 8am to 4pm and include Sundays.
At a planning committee meeting at Chichester District Council on Wednesday, councillors agreed with officers and permitted the application.
Lavant Parish Council originally commented in January: “Lavant Parish Council is of the view that, given the residential properties were in place prior to the applicant taking the premisses, it is not unreasonable to restrict the opening time of the car park… and therefore would not support an earlier opening time of 7am.”
However the parish council decided to withdraw its comments, considering the recently published noise study.
It instead said they now supported the application on the bases of two conditions which were that during activities at the gym, the door, windows and roller shutter are kept closed to avoid noise break out and the planning consent is initially granted on a temporary basis for a minimum period of six months which can be made permanent if no complaints by residents are received.”