Gym proposal in Brierfield set for refusal

Burnley and Pendle Citizen: Gym proposal in Brierfield set for refusal Gym proposal in Brierfield set for refusal

A PROPOSAL to turn a former carpet tile trade centre into a gym has been recommended for refusal by planners.

Three vacant units at the Kenyon Business Centre in Brierfield are the subject of an application for a change of use.

Internal changes were proposed including removing walls between the units and creating showers and changing rooms in the 236 square metre buildings.

However a report to Pendle Council by case officer Keith Thompson said that the buildings were designated for employment and that changing its use to a gym would be in “conflict with the local plan”.

He added: “The proposal would undermine the thrust of policy to the detriment of the council’s ability to provide for sufficient employment land.”

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11:40pm Wed 26 Feb 14

retsofad says...

The planning officer is right to recommend refusal on the grounds that this is employment land.
Pendle council can't talk about taking more green belt land for employment use if this planning application was up for approval.
but no doubt the Brierfield Committee will approve this application on the grounds it's for one of ours
The planning officer is right to recommend refusal on the grounds that this is employment land. Pendle council can't talk about taking more green belt land for employment use if this planning application was up for approval. but no doubt the Brierfield Committee will approve this application on the grounds it's for one of ours retsofad

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