second swimming pool for Burnham-On-Sea gets go-ahead
for a new £300,000 second swimming pool and expanded facilities
at Burnham-On-Sea's Swim and Sports Academy have been given a final
go-ahead by the district council this week.
proposals for a new pool, sauna, two new fitness studios and a spa
- which were first reported here
last month - have been given approval by Sedgemoor District
Council's planning department. Town councillors also unanimously
backed the scheme last month.
Mark Cox-Conklin, pictured here with his wife Sara, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
last night: "We're super pleased about this decision, which
enables us to proceed with the next exciting phase of the Academy's
want to keep the Academy moving forward and ensure we have big enough
facilities for Burnham's growing population."
added that work on the new building - which is planned for vacant
land at the front of the site next to Berrow Road - will start shortly
and he hopes that the development will be complete by next summer.
added: "The proposed new second 5x10m pool will be a warmer
water facility than our current one and will be aimed at young children,
babies and mums so we can provide classes from a much earlier age."
existing 13 spin classes are very popular so we're also adding two
new cardio studios with extra equipment in addition to a new sauna
and spa. We're super pleased with the plans, which continue the
development of the Academy."