PLANNING permission is being sought to convert former bank in a Staffordshire Moorlands town into a fitness centre. The NatWest Bank, on High Street, Cheadle, closed more than two years ago and has now been bought by businessman Peter Wilkinson. Mr Wilkinson, who runs The Raddle public house and restaurant, in Hollington, told The Sentinel: "Government planning guidelines say that more community things should be made available in the high streets to encourage more footfall in towns. "There has been a 15 per cent increase of gyms being introduced in high streets across the country in the last three years. "I have looked at the property and it is viable to run. It will be a family-run business and would hopefully bring more footfall into the town centre.