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06/04/2017

Appeal: Additional uses for out of town gym would not harm town centre vitality

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An inspector has approved plans for additional services including a beauty salon and physiotherapy centre at an out-of-town gym in Gloucestershire, despite local and national policy directing these developments towards town centres.

The appeal site is located around 900 metres from Coleford town centre, in an area designated as a locally valued landscape. Permission to use the building as a gym and offices was granted in 2011, and the proposed change of use to include a physiotherapy room, a hair, beauty and tanning salon, a photography editing studio and a sports retail outlet has already gone ahead.

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