DC Casebook: Leisure and Entertainment - Snooker club approved on edge of centre

The change of use of a vacant shop unit in a shopping centre near Glasgow into a snooker club has secured permission after a reporter concluded that it would not undermine the vitality of the area.

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

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