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Appeal: Florist’s ‘unlikely to contribute’ to local economy


An inspector has approved the change of use of a florist’s shop to a Chinese takeaway in Hone, Kent, after agreeing that the current lawful use would be unlikely to contribute to the local economy.

Inspector Alex Hutson noted that the appeal property has been vacant since February 2016. He accepted that the property had been extensively marketed since then and has not generated any particular interest or offers in respect to the lawful use.

Despite the council’s preference for the property to provide uses such as an estate agent or dry-cleaners, Hutson said the evidence sugges.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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