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Appeal: New flats would lead to ‘unreasonable restrictions’ on music rehearsal business

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An inspector has refused plans for nine flats in New Cross, South London, finding that noise from an existing music rehearsal business nearby would disrupt future occupants, leading to restrictions on its operation.

The proposal sought permission to construct a new apartment block to the rear of the 19th century terrace that fronts New Cross Road, the main road through the area, and alter the use of the existing ground floor to allow access.

There was some disagreement at the hearing over whether or not a similar proposal, approved in 2010 subject to pre-commencement conditions that have not yet been.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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