Planning D-day for Blackpool trampoline centre

Artist's impression of the Ascent Trampoline Centre layout
Artist's impression of the Ascent Trampoline Centre layout
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Plans for a huge £700,000 trampoline centre in Blackpool could take a great leap forward today if councillors vote to grant it planning permission.

A planning application to turn a disused warehouse off Cornford Road into a centre with more than 50 individual trampolines is to go before planning committee.

Allan and Sarah Bowness have said their scheme would create around 40 jobs and would offer schools a valuable sports facility to help them meet the requirements of some syllabus studies.

Mr Bowness said: “Hopefully the councillors will look on this favourably but we believe it would be a great addition to Blackpool’s visitor attractions and will give residents something exciting and a boost to fitness and health.

“We are very excited about the project

“We have had lots of kind supportive comments from schools in the area.

“Some of the PE heads think it will help with the individual sports studies for their GCSE sports students.

“They can teach trampolining skills to a dozen children at the same time, rather than the children going one at a 
time and having to wait around.

“There have been around 40 positive comments on the planning application which is pretty good.

“If we get the go-ahead it should be open by the end of February or early March at the latest.”

The centre would see trampolines with no springs on show and padding in between each of the beds for safety reasons.

It would also feature a restaurant overlooking the play area which would have around 5o trampolines, some on the walls, a dodge ball arena, a slam-dunk area, a battle beam and foam pits.

The building was a former electrical wholesale warehouse but has been out of use for several years.