Conversion of front lounge to shop harmful to local residents

The conversion of part of an appellant's ground floor dwelling to a small shop would harm the amenity of residents living in part of greater Manchester due to undue noise and disturbance.

There was no indication which particular aspect of local need would be met by the scheme, an inspector concluded, and converting the lounge to a shop, while unlikely to harm the vitality of existing centres, would introduce a commercial use along a predominantly residential street. General activities and opening times would have an impact on existing residents and this justified dismissing the appeal.

Inspector: Julie Dale Clark; Written representations

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