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19/12/2019

Appeal: Arcade allowed in high crime area despite fear of criminal activity

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An empty shop unit close to Birmingham city centre can be converted into an amusement arcade despite police concerns that it could increase crime in an area already subject to a Public Space Protection Order.

LOCATIONBirminghamAUTHORITYBirmingham City CouncilINSPECTOREileen GriffinPROCEDUREWritten submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/P4605/W/19/3229958The appeal concerned an empty retail unit within a larger block of buildings, situated between a restaurant and a betting shop in the high street in the Ladywood district of Birmimgham.The appellant,  Luxury Leisure, had applied for a change of........
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