The 580m2 premises had been vacant for more than a year. Given their size, the reporter accepted that they were unlikely to attract a new retail use. Other units in the parade were already in non-retail use, he observed. In view of the property's peripheral location, he decided that a snooker club could enhance the overall vitality of the centre.
In assessing the impact on residential amenity, he decided that a door entry system and a closing time of 11pm would ensure that disturbance was minimised. Customers leaving and arriving at the club were unlikely to cause significant extra noise because the site faced a busy road, he found.
DCS Number 100-058-198
Reporter Douglas Hope; Written representations