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Appeal: Inspector dismisses 24-hour gym noise concerns

Gym at night / iStock: 134811849

An inspector has dismissed concerns that converting a vacant building in Gloucester into a 24-hour gym would increase crime, ruling that the building’s reuse would in fact improve natural surveillance in the area.

The appeal concerned a long and narrow single-storey building in south Gloucester, fronting onto Bristol Road, a main road that forms the boundary of the city’s former docklands. The appeal building has a car park at its rear end which is surrounded by housing, and is adjoined to a Chinese restaurant on one side, with a church across the road on the other side.The building is currently........
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