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Printing House Appeal: upheld
Written by Sarah Walter   
Tuesday, 16 July 2013 17:46

The Planning Inspectorate has upheld PJG's appeal against an earlier Council decision, and granted a D2 classification to the building. But it's not all bad news, as this statement on the issue indicates. Read on!

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Wincheap Action Group issued the following statement on Thursday 11 July 2013.

We have just heard that the Planning Inspectorate has upheld the appeal by PJG Developments Limited and has granted a D2 classification to this building. However the Inspector has laid down very stringent restrictions as to the time that the business may operate. The opening hours will only be from 07.30 to 20.00 hrs in order to safeguard the rights of residents and to ensure their living conditions are not unduly disturbed.

Whilst we were initially disappointed that the appeal has been upheld, we feel, on reflection, that the Inspector has made a very balanced decision which should protect the rights of the Wincheap community. The restrictions imposed will make it difficult for the owners to implement a business involving late night opening of licensed premises which could cause much disturbance and antisocial behaviour, and which was the major cause of our concern.

We have always made it clear that we have no objection to a Family Entertainment Centre provided that it did not run functions into the early hours of the morning.

The Wincheap Action Group would like to thank everyone who took the time and trouble to write during the consultation. There is no doubt that without the efforts of our local community – both residents and traders – the outcome might have been significantly worse.

A copy of the Inspector’s report can be downloaded here.

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