Blue Lagoon Center approved for Hyde Business Park, Bevendean
A swimming school has obtained an urban planning permit to set up in an industrial zone.
The Blue Lagoon Center planning request has been approved by Brighton and Hove City Council officials.
The company has requested permission for four small learning pools and changing rooms in unit 9.3 at Hyde, Bevendean.
The Eastbourne-based baby swimming school also looked at other locations in Brighton and Hove, including one at the marina.
Blue Lagoon manager Carl Meek said Bevendean was the perfect site, especially because it was well served by public transport.
Before the application was approved, the site had been on the market for three years without finding a tenant.
The board said: âThe other businesses currently operating in Hyde Business Park are varied, including non-industrial uses such as a soft play center, self-storage facility and bakery.
âIt is therefore considered that the proposed bathing center would probably not compromise the continuation of existing uses within the business park. ”
Mr Meek said it would take some time before the swim school was operational as he would need to finalize the lease before making any adaptations.
The company’s existing swimming pools are 10 meters long, 5 meters wide and 1.2 meters deep.
They are used, among other things, for free swimming sessions and swimming lessons for babies and toddlers as well as for yoga and physiotherapy.
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