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Planning Application Submitted For A Trampoline Park In Burgess Hill

10th September 2017
by Peter Chapman

Five months following our 'April Fools' news piece about a Virtual Reality trampoline park coming to the Burgess Hill Industrial Estate (which so many fell for!) it has emerged that a planning application really has been submitted to bring a low-tech version to the town! We'll take it.

The application is currently being processed by Mid Sussex District Council and the early signs are that it will be approved.



Who

The main applicant is named as Casey Ruse of M&O Trading Ltd. You may recognise the name as they run the chain of Hartley's and Mulberry off-licences and convenience stores.

Where:
The proposed location for the Trampoline Park is 5-7 Jubilee Road. RH15 9TL. It's the former distribution centre of Icon Live Jewellry.



Capacity:
The park could accommodate up to 70 people jumping at any given time. Customers will book 1 hour sessions and will be required to attend a compulsory 15 minute video briefing prior to the start of each session.

Operating Times:

09:30-21:00 7 days a week.

Jobs:
A possible 13 full time and 11 part time staff will be required to operate a shift system. 18-19 staff will be on site at any one time

What The Authorities Are Saying:
Among the planning application documents are responses from various council departments. West Sussex County Council highways are on record as saying they have no objection to the plans as the on-site car parking is gong to be increased from 30 to 65 spaces.

MSDC's community leisure officer has written..
This facility should encourage young people to take part in physical activities to keep fit and will provide recreational leisure opportunities. Trampolining is a recognised sport, governed by British Gymnastics, and this could provide opportunities for young people to take part and develop their skills in a competitive sport. There are training opportunities for trampolining through clubs in the District but no dedicated facilities.

Environmental Health:
This is an indoor activity on an industrial estate away from residential use, as far as I can tell. On this basis we have no concerns regarding noise.


What Next
MSDC need to decide if they should agree a change of use on the site from B1(C) /B2/B8 Industrial warehouse to B1(C) /B2/B8 or D2 ( Indoor trampoline park)

It is unknown at this time by us if the agent marketing the premises has any other offers on the table from other parties seeking to use the unit under the current usage permissions.

Hat Tip
Many thanks go out to Kerry Mann for bringing this application to our attention from her post on the BHU Facebook Page...

Spread the word, Burgess Hill really could be getting a trampoline park!

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