New gym could open near Horns Bridge roundabout

Horns Bridge roundabout from above. Picture: Steve Fairburn.
Horns Bridge roundabout from above. Picture: Steve Fairburn.
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A new gym and camping shop could open near Horns Bridge roundabout in Chesterfield.

Xercise4Less and Go Outdoors want to occupy two empty units at Spire Walk Business Park, where Toys R Us and B&Q are based.

A planning application has been submitted to Chesterfield Borough Council.

It states the proposed development 'will not have a material impact on the operational performance of the highway network' - amid long-running concerns about heavy traffic around that area of the town.

Architects Bowman Riley added: "It is anticipated that once completed, the existing and proposed elements of the buildings will visually merge together to create a cohesive yet vibrant new retail and leisure park."

Toys R Us and B&Q would not be affected by the planned development.

The news comes three months after it was announced that a new car showroom, business units, a pub and parking facilities will be built nearby.

Work is currently taking place to prepare the derelict stretch of land opposite the Alma Leisure Park for that development.