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Appeal: Council misapplies retail-related policy


An inspector has deleted a condition limiting the use of a retail unit in Greenwich, London, after finding that Greenwich Council had wrongly applied a policy relating to retail frontages intended to protect the vitality of the centre.

Inspector Graeme Robbie noted that the application by Heaps Sausages to convert the premises from A1 (retail related) to A3/A5 (food/eating establishment related) was recommended for refusal by council officers on the basis that it would result in a break between occupied A1 premises exceeding two units in a primary frontage, and a combined total of A3, A4 and A5 uses exceeding 25 per cent of a.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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