Healing Village Hall to be turned into a shop with sandwich bar

Plans to turn Healing Village Hall into a shop with an additional sandwich bar has sparked fury among residents.

Tarran Nijjar and Viral Gohil have submitted an application to change Healing Village Hall into a “retail premises with integral hot and cols sandwich bar”.

Residents have voiced their concerns over the change to the Village Hall, stating it will be a danger to the school children.

The planning application reads:

“The building has already been extended three times as the village has grown and again finds itself too small for its proposed current and future usage.Therefore the parish council are currently planning a replacement village hall and have put this hall up for sale to help fund that project. That means that a new use has to be found for the existing building.”

The application includes plans to retain the site’s 13 parking spaces.

Healing Village Hall currently runs 14 social and sporting clubs from its premises, but it has been confirmed hirers of the hall are not at risk and need have no concerns or uncertainties over this application.

Healing Village Hall

Currently 14 social and sporting activities use Healing Village Hall on a weekly basis.

These include:

  • Yoga
  • Metafit
  • Party hirings
  • Line dancing
  • Dog training
  • Sewing group
  • Kumon maths
  • Modern pilates
  • Carpet bowling
  • 1st Healing Brownies
  • Children’s Theatre group
  • Keep fit for mature ladies
  • Children’s Limelight Dance School classes
  • Healing Jolly Tots’ mother and toddler group

If approved, residents do not need to worry about not having a village hall, as the parish council is exploring the idea of opening a “replacement village hall” in an alternative location.

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