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Appeal: ‘Swingers’ venue suitable for rural location

Permission has been granted for the change of use of a storage outbuilding to an entertainment venue in Colmworth, Bedford, after an inspector accepted that the proposal's discreet rural location complemented the proposed use as a ‘swingers’ venue.

The appeal building contains two floors and features a dance floor, hot tub, sauna, a whirlpool bath and breakout rooms.Bedford Borough Council had refused a previous application by the appellant for a Certificate of Lawful Use, on the grounds that insufficient evidence had been supplied to show that the use and building operations had been in existence for the previous 10 years. An earlier........
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