A PLANNING application has been submitted to convert part of a Weston gym into a residential unit.

Validated on April 2, the application for Unit 4 on Churchill Road Business Centre reads: "The change of use of a proportion of first floor from Class E (gym) use to 1 No. 3-bed C3 residential unit and the conversion of roof space, with formation of gable ends to east and west elevations, to form second floor with 2no 1-bed C3 residential units.

"Dormer introduced to the north roof slope. Existing Class E use to be retained to ground floor and part first floor."

The Design and Access document, written by Gibson Architecture, explains further: "This proposal is for Unit 4, Churchill Business Centre which currently accommodates a gym and associated parking.

"Due to rising running costs, it has become necessary for the gym to reduce its footprint to the ground floor only.

"The building will require extensive works to improve the thermal fabric to comply with current building regulations and local climate / emissions targets. In order to justify this economically the use of the first and second floor will need to be changed to domestic housing.

"The existing condition of the building is reasonable; however, it will require extensive renovation to meet current standards, as well as to ensure high quality living accommodation."


Here's some of the other applications submitted to the council this week




Cherry tree - fell on 9 Union Street.


Request to discharge condition number 4 (Detailed of Working Drawings) on application 22/P/3061/LBC on 32 Waterloo Street.

T3 - Pine sp - Raise canopy over fence to give 2 meters clearance from fence line. T10 and T11 - Lombardy poplar - formative prune, reducing competing leader by 2 meters on Winterstoke Hundred Academy Locking Parklands Apprentice Way Locking.

T001- Goat Willow - 1.5m crown reduction from branch tips. All pruning cuts to be made at suitable growth points on Flat 59 Tamar Court Tamar Road.

Proposed erection of 1no. dormer to the rear elevation to enlarge the back bedroom head space on 34 Selwood Close.

Installation of internally illuminated sign to front elevation and listed building consent for the installation of sign to front elevation on 32 Waterloo Street. 


1. Medium Holm oak, reduce crown by 3 metres. 2. Large Holm Oak Crown reduction 4m. 3. Crab apple tree - fell on 23 Hill Road.

Holm Oak (T1) - Re-pollard back to older pollard points on 33 Edgehill Road.

t1 - t3 ash fell on Byways Caravan Park Strode Road.


Request to discharge condition number 4 (Ecology) on application 23/P/1257/FUH on 11 Ashleigh Crescent.

Barrow Gurney

Pre-application enquiry regarding the proposed replacement of existing windows and external door with new on The Tythe Barn Barrow Court Barrow Court Lane.


Proposed conversion and extension of existing stable and storage buildings to create 1no. single storey dwelling (Use Class C3) on Buildings Adjacent ToThe Hill Ham Link.


Proposed erection of a small two-storey infill extension to link the main house to the garage and provide internal access to the annexe on High Trees Cadbury Camp Lane.


Siting of a mobile home for use as a temporary equestrian workers dwelling to support the existing business on Land North Of Roman Road.


T1 - Sycamore reduce 3m on The Palms Belton Road.