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Appeal: Change-of-use would spark decline in town centre retail function


Permission has been refused for the change-of-use of a retail unit in Largs, Ayrshire, to class 2 (financial and professional), after a reporter concluded that approval of the appeal would be detrimental to the wider retail function of the town centre.

Reporter Sue Bell noted that there were few vacant units in the “relatively small” core shopping area, which houses both retail and non-retail units.

But Bell agreed that there were numerous financial institutions, and that the proposed use of the appeal unit as an estate agency was not an underrepresented use in the area. To allow the appeal would be to create a “substa.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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