The appellant stated that the equipment had been stored on the site for some years but the condition of the existing buildings had deteriorated and were insecure. Whilst the building would undoubtedly be of benefit to the business the impact on a neighbouring resident through the loading, unloading and movement of commercial vehicles, materials and machinery was of concern, the inspector decided. The activities had significant potential to generate noise and a condition prohibiting early or late working was inappropriate since this would impose unreasonable restrictions on the appellant’s working practices. Nor was a personal permission appropriate, the inspector ruled, because this would not mitigate the likely impact.
Inspector: J Flack; Written representations