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Appeal: Funeral preparations would not disturb pub customers next door

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An inspector has granted retrospective permission to convert a pair of grade II listed townhouses in Plymouth from a restaurant into a funeral parlour, despite acknowledging that it could be ‘unnerving’ for patrons of a neighbouring pub.

The works included the provision of an office, waiting room and family room within the former shopfront area, an air-conditioned cold room for preparing corpses, and a new boundary wall and car port in the rear yard.

Inspector H Porter considered the “visual unity and handsome frontage” of the buildings to make an important contribution to their special interest. The rear, how.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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