Exmouth Amateur Boxing Club has lodged plans to build a new community sports centre on Warren View Playing Fields. 

Exmouth Amateur Boxing Club has submitted a planning application to East Devon District Council to build a new boxing gym and community sport building at Warren View Sports Ground Halsdon Avenue Exmouth. Access to the new building will be via the existing road leading to the Exmouth Town Football Clubhouse. 

The building, just East of Halsdon Playing Fields will have two floors with a three-ring boxing gym at ground level and a gym on first floor. The application says: "The proposal would be able to host large championship events in Exmouth which, at this scale, would be the one only of its like in the southwest and would be able to host national events, attracting high-level amateur boxing competitions and training programs to Exmouth.” 

The first floor will have a multi-functional gym space, male and female changing rooms with a separate classroom for training events. A car parking area would have 29 parking spaces, three disabled spaces, three EV car spaces and seven bike parking spaces. 

The application also says that the two existing football pitches will be unaffected by the works. A travel plan will be put in place on Saturdays to work with Exmouth Town Football Club. Opening hours will be from 8am to 10pm, and 9am to 8pm on Sundays and Bank Holidays. 

The club is currently based at 4 New Road, Exmouth, and has had a presence in the town since 1947. The intention of EABC is to futureproof itself as a local sports club.

The old site also hosts other small-scale community sport uses including junior classes, yoga events and ladies-only fitness circuits. Due to the current size of this gym, the club is now highly oversubscribed and having to turn people away, whichis why the club say it is important to move somewhere else. 

Plans were submitted to East Devon District Council and will now be reviewed and approved or refused by officers. 

Read the full planning application on the EDDC website 23/1480/MFUL