Ruling on hold over ‘bootcamp’

Bootcamp Training at Heydour House. 989D

Bootcamp Training at Heydour House. 989D

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A retrospective planning application for a ‘bootcamp’ currently operating at Heydour has been deferred by South Kesteven District Council (SKDC).

Since summer last year the fitness training business Team Bootcamp has been run by Craig and Paula Williams from Heydour House, a Grade II listed property within the hamlet of eight houses.

Bootcamp Training at Heydour House.

Bootcamp Training at Heydour House.

However, the application for change of use from residential to mixed use only came before SKDC’s planning committee last Tuesday and after being recommended for approval by officers, a decision was deferred.

As well as providing clients with accommodation in the house, Team Bootcamp runs outdoor exercise sessions in the property’s grounds.

The main objection raised by residents has been the noise generated by staff and clients on the ‘trim trail’, due to its close proximity to Heydour’s cemetery and Heydour Priory, a Grade II* listed home.

Chairman of Heydour with Aisby and Oasby Parish Council Mike Bromige said: “The noise from the bootcamp has been very intrusive, with music and shouted commands.”

Joint business owner and applicant Craig Williams highlighted that after receiving objections, they had not played music since April 3.

He said: “We are not only client focused, but highly community focused.”

The committee eventually deferred their decision to allow the applicant to come back with an amended or new application.