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Appeal: Bus depot bedsits for drivers would have 'no natural ventilation'

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Plans to convert an empty West Midlands office building into bedsits for employees of an adjacent bus depot have been refused, after an inspector found that noise and pollution from the buses would create unacceptable living conditions.

The appeal relates to a four-storey former office building in Oldbury, south of Birmingham, which is vacant and in a state of disrepair. Permission was recently granted to the large bus operator company Rotala Plc to use the adjacent car park area as a bus depot, with associated offices on the ground floor of the appeal building, but construction has not yet begun.

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