Honiton gym club’s application to use whole of former Rainbow Superstore to train in is approved

PUBLISHED: 11:00 22 May 2018

Rainbow Store in Honiton. Ref mhh 0746-03-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife

Rainbow Store in Honiton. Ref mhh 0746-03-15TI. Picture: Terry Ife


A Honiton gymnastics club can now train in the entirety of a former store after an application was approved by district planners.

Honiton Gym Club has been using part of the former Rainbow Superstore in Ottery Moor Lane to train for the last 19 months – and submitted plans to use the entire building.

The other section was originally occupied by the club’s sub-landlord, the Amigos Carnival Club, which has left.

The gym club now leases the building from Tesco, which owns the land it’s sited on.

James Reddy, board member at Honiton Gymnastics Club, told the Herald that the additional space would not be used to increase the number of children in the gymnastics centre at one time.

He added: “Instead we hope to use the space to provide a better gymnastics environment for those who attend our sessions.

“It will enable our recreational gymnasts to make use of the £30,000-worth of fun and development equipment that we bought last year as a result of a grant from British Gymnastics.”

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