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Appeal: Children’s play facility will not affect employment opportunities

Children's play facility

An inspector has approved the change of use of a first floor unit from business/storage use to an indoor children’s play facility in Heaton Mersey, Stockport, after determining that the scheme would not lead to the “unacceptable loss” of an employment unit.

Inspector Philip Lewis noted the appellant’s evidence that the building in question, which lies within the Embankment Business Park, is presently 67.5 per cent occupied by non-traditional employment uses, which the council did not dispute.

The business park is noted within the council’s Employment Land Review (ELR) as being of “moderate quality”, but still having the potential to .....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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