A FORMER supermarket is set to be turned into a 24/7 gym after plans were officially rubber stamped by the council last week.

The Pure Gym chain will open in the former Jack’s supermarket on Wombwell Lane, after it closed in 2022.

Planning permission was not required to run a gym from the building, but the applicants hoped to run the site 24/7, which did require permission from Barnsley Council.

Gym classes will not be held after 10.30pm in a bid to reduce noise for nearby residents.

One objection was received, raising noise concerns, adding that the applicants had not considered the impact of the scheme on residents’ health and wellbeing.

To limit noise impact from cars, Barnsley Council’s planning officers say the applicant has agreed to a condition where gym goers will park in the bays furthest from the boundary with properties before 7am and after 11pm.