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Appeal: No permission for swim school on Essex industrial estate

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An inspector has refused plans to convert an industrial unit into a swim school for children because of unsafe parking arrangements and a conflict with local employment land policy.

The appeal relates to a currently vacant unit within the Imperial Park Industrial Estate in Raleigh, Essex, which is currently in class B1 (business) use. The proposal sought to convert the unit to class D2 (leisure) to set up a swim school for children aged 10 and younger, including those with disabilities or from low-income families.

Inspector Simon Warder found there would be insuffici.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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