A lesiure centre has applied for an extension to create an aerobics studio as part of the £2 million investment in the district’s leisure centres.

Bidwells submitted a planning application on behalf of Places for People Leisure to Maldon District Council on June 16.

They want to extend Blackwater Leisure Centre on Park Drive, Maldon, to accommodate a single storey aerobics centre at the rear of the building.

The leisure centre is one of the largest in Maldon and is situated in the LDP’s would-be ‘leisure quarter’.

The planning application states an aerobics studio would complement what the centre currently offers.