Log in | Register

Appeal: Amusement centre not harmful to viability of town centre


Permission has been approved for the change of use from retail to adult gaming centre for a property in Wood Green, London, after an inspector ruled that the proposal would not harm the vitality and viability of the town centre.

Inspector G Fort noted that the appeal proposal concerns a terraced property designated as a primary shopping frontage in the Haringey Unitary Development Plan (UDP). The site is currently occupied by a clothing retailer, which the appellant argues is a temporary use.

Fort noted that policy TCR 3 of the UDP is restrictive of changes of use from retail to non-retail, and that supporting te.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

THE PLANNER is the Official Magazine for the RTPI

Not a member?
60 day free trial of our premium content when you Register Now

Or log in as a subscriber

Go back to The Planner Home Page



  • Planners have an important part to play in conserving the best of the past in our built environment. But even historic buildings must be allowed to remain vital in the present, Chris Miele tells Simon Wicks

    Chris Miele by Peter Searle
  • The Hills at Charlesworth Sustainability Plaza in Edmonton, Canada, is this year’s winner of the RTPI’s International Award for Planning Excellence. Huw Morris looks at the scheme

  • Can the permitted development right to convert offices into housing create functioning communities? Here’s what RTPI student research award-winner Jacob George found when he surveyed the sociaL impacts of permitted development in Newcastle upon tyne