DC Casebook: Listed buildings - Market mezzanine judged to lift trade

Listed building consent has been granted for an extension to a mezzanine floor in a grade II listed covered market in Durham after an inspector held that it would add to the variety of retail space.

The building was split into two levels and the market operator wished to secure more space on the upper floor. The inspector noted that the market contained a mixture of open stalls and booths that added to the vibrancy and bustle of the area as a place to shop. Although extending the mezzanine in the manner proposed would affect some views of the upper walls of the building, she was satisfied that the scheme would preserve the overall character of the market.

Inspector: Zoe Hill; Hearing

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