Industrial unit leisure use held no amenity threat

Change of use of an industrial unit in Hertfordshire to a trampolining centre has been allowed, with an inspector rejecting concerns that it would undermine local residents' amenity.

The building lay close to residential properties but could be put to a range of employment uses including general industry. In the inspector's opinion, the level of activity associated with leisure use was unlikely to be greater than for general industrial use. The premises might contain more people but there would be no increase in parking provision or external activity, he reasoned. He was satisfied that a cafe at first floor level would not compromise nearby residents’ amenity and that visitor parking demand could be accommodated with 105 spaces.

Inspector: David Spencer; Written representations

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