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Printing House application - refused!
Written by Michael Rundell   
Monday, 25 June 2012 15:33

Members will no doubt be pleased to hear that the recent application for a change of use at the old Printing House building in Simmonds Road has been refused. The plan was for a 'Family Leisure Centre' but there were strong indications that the developer's true agenda was to open a night club (for more information on the plan, see our Campaigns page.)

The application was thrown out by council officers without even going to the planning committee, and the encouraging thing is that the grounds for refusal were more or less the same as the reasons given when an earlier application was made for a nightclub on the same site - namely that it would be "detrimental to the amenities of residents of surrounding streets". So, with two nightclub applications thrown out on strong planning grounds, we can perhaps hope that no further attempts will be made to develop the site for this purpose. (You can read the council's reasons for refusal here.)

The result is a tribute to the huge amount of work done by the Wincheap Action Group (WAGs) led by Sarah Walter and supported by The Wincheap Society and many local residents and businesses.

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