A former barn could help elite gymnasts train onOlympic-standardequipment if permission to convert it into a gymnasium goes ahead.
Woking Gymnastics Club is looking to transform the agricultural barn into atemporary gym training facilitywhile it waits for its new base to be built.
The club is currently based in Kingfield next to Woking Football Club and after 30 years now states it is one of the largest clubs of its kind in the UK - with classes for all ages and abilities up to 60 years plus.
But leaders say it needs to relocate temporarily to Egley Road,while they continue at the Kingfield site,in order to meet the needs of members before thenew site in Ten Acre Farm is ready in 2021.
The planning application for the change of use of the barn to a gymnastics club for three years will be considered by members ofWoking Borough Council(WBC) planning committee on Tuesday (June 25).
In papers submitted with the plans it says the current site in Kingfield is "not-fit-for-purpose" and that the club will "go out of business" if it stays there.
The site has reached operating capacity and the club has been in discussions with WBC for a relocation since 2012.
Planning permission has already been given for Ten Acre Farm in Smarts Heath but "several significant challenges" mean they will not be able to move there until 2021.
The temporary site in Egley Road is needed to help train elite gymnasts so the club can increase numbers at its current site which will then help it to thrive at the new site in Ten Acre Farm,according to the documents.
The barn is in green belt land,but officers state in the report the temporary change of use of the land and existing building are not considered inappropriate development.
Officers have recommended the planning application for approval.