PLANS for a two-storey gym at Shaw Lane Rugby Club have been approved by planners.

Agent Peter Thompson applied for the development on behalf of David Clayton in April.

The idea is to provide somewhere for user groups, consisting mainly of vulnerable people, to take part in activities to improve their health, self-esteem and well being.

The plans show the gym will house a fitness area together with a multi-purpose social, learning and activity area, and a community cafe.

The location of the building means removing part of the existing tearooms at the club. Plans show it will have a lift for disabled access to the first floor and access to the building will be from the existing disabled ramp or directly from the main bar area.