Log in | Register
27/10/2017

Appeal: Funeral preparations would not disturb pub customers next door

Words:
Funeral / Shutterstock: 664198003

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

THE PLANNER is the Official Magazine for the RTPI

Not a member?
60 day free trial of our premium content when you Register Now

Or log in as a subscriber

Go back to The Planner Home Page

Tags

FEATURES

  • What’s happening in Ireland? Here’s a round-up of key projects and events in 2020

  • The Covid-19 crisis is prompting councils to ‘reallocate’ road space to encourage active travel and enable pedestrians to get around safely. Measures are temporary but, asks Simon Wicks, does this herald a new approach to transport planning in towns and cities?

  • Local design guides can add distinctive regional elements to national design guidance and ensure well-designed buildings and places – that reflect community aspirations – become the norm, says Jane Dann

    Well designed houses