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Appeal: Unlawful basement alterations led to ‘vast restaurant complex’ in Islington

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Permission has been refused for three Islington restaurants to operate lawfully as separate businesses after unlawful basement alterations created a ‘vast restaurant complex’ because they would still be large enough to cause noise disruption.

The appeal relates to four grade-II listed Georgian terraced buildings in Islington, within the Barnsbury Conservation Area. The ground floors and basements are currently in class A3 (restaurant) use, although two of the four buildings only have permission for class A2 (professional services) uses. There is residential accommodation on the floors above.

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