THURROCK’S planning committee has approved the building of wellness centre – thought to be the first of its kind in the country.
On the site of the former Harrow Inn, Bulphan, the long-disused building will be demolished to make way for a weight loss and wellness centre.
Plans for the centre include five treatment rooms, gymnasium, swimming pool, dance studio, lounge and dining rooms, as well as 21 guest rooms.
Speaking after the meeting, Chair of Thurrock Council planning committee, Cllr Tom Kelly, said: “It is always welcome when Thurrock leads the way on providing services which will benefit our residents and the wider public.
“The land the centre will occupy has been derelict for some time and subjected to fly-tipping. The committee are pleased this land will be used for more productive means.”