The council claimed that the use of the building to accommodate children aged between nine and 17 harmed the amenity of local residents and was concerned about the highway implications. But the inspector concluded that the use was of limited scale and duration and found the council's concerns overstated.
He noted that the majority of teaching took place in the early evenings and was offered to small groups of Korean children who attended local schools during the day but needed additional teaching to meet the Korean national curriculum. The presence of the students added little to the general activity and car parking associated with other commercial premises in the locality, he ruled.
DCS No: 35134571; Inspector: Roger Dyer; Hearing.