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Appeal: Car service ruled not harmful to vitality of shopping centre


Permission has been granted for the use of a ground floor of a building as a private car hire booking office in Surbiton, Surrey, after an inspector found that concerns about the proposal’s effect on the vitality and viability of the Ewell Road North Local Shopping Centre through the reduction of available parking spaces were unfounded.

Inspector Graham Chamberlain posited that it was “highly significant” that the appellant’s business had been operating from the site since 2011, and that no evidence had been provided to suggest that the local centre had suffered as a result of the business. Chamberlain found that there was not an unusually high number of vacant premises in the area and found the centre to be “reasonabl.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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