Plans on the table for Lincoln kickboxing gym expansion

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An application to expand popular kickboxing gym Lincoln Fight Factory, on Vulcan Park, has gone before the City of Lincoln Council.

The gym off George Street is hoping to expand into the neighbouring unit on the park, formerly occupied by Monkey Removals.

The council’s planning committee will consider the application at a meeting on May 13.

Lincoln Fight Factory was launched in 2011 by cousins Shawn Burton and Aaron Robinson. It’s also home to the Lincoln Kickboxing Academy.

The expansion will mean the club can increase its floor space by 144m2, which would provide more room for existing classes and provide a new machines and weights area for members.

The units on Vulcan Park in Lincoln

The units on Vulcan Park in Lincoln

The gym would continue to operate to the current hours.

The planning report states that the application is consistent with the advice in Paragraphs 19 and 20 of the National Planning Policy Framework which state that local authorities should ‘place significant weight on supporting economic growth’.

The Lincolnshire County Council Highways Authority has deemed the parking facilities as sufficient for extra demand and there have been no objections to the proposal.

It has been proposed that the city council grants the plans conditionally within three years. The premises must only be operated as a kickboxing gym.