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Appeal: Kent bookshop fails sequential test

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An inspector has refused permission for the change of use of a residence to a bookshop in Broadstairs, Kent, after finding that the need for the proposal’s location outside of a core commercial centre had not been proved.

Inspector Simon Warder noted that the appeal site is not within an existing town centre, with the nearest centre identified in the Thanet Local Plan 2006 being a 15-minute walk away.

He questioned the appellant’s argument that the bookshop needs to be located close to Canterbury Christ Church University ito be viable, and argued that “even for students, books are unlikely to be an eve.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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