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Planning Round Up

Planning / Mon 5th Aug 2013 pm31 12:11pm

OUR sister paper Your Thurrock has always always liked to keep abreast of planning matters. In many ways, they reflect the changing nature and fabric of our community. Our intentions is to do the same in Your Harlow, so here it is our first planning round up.

Quasar in the Town Centre has been granted permission to erect an external lift enabling step free access to its premises. Councillors were keen to ensure that no bicycle parking spaces were lost as
a result of this development, permission was therefor granted on the grounds the plans must include the provision of bicycle parking spaces.

Local councillors have turned down an application for a snack van in the The Greyhound car park. The proposal for the van selling hot and cold food would be directly adjacent to the town park. This lead to concerns it would have a detrimental impact on the appearance of the park area.

“The proposed snack van, by virtue of its appearance and permanent siting within the car park, would be an unattractive addition to the site which does not strengthen, enhance or protect local character.”

Over in Potter Street permission was granted for a new pet grooming salon in a former outbuilding. The application was granted with the understanding that the current driveway would not become a car park. This was in response to the concerns of local residents.

“Patrons of the cat and dog grooming salon are not permitted to wait at the site whilst their animals are being groomed. The driveway of the property is to be used for drop-off and collection purposes only.”

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