The existing edge of town centre building, in North Wales, had become redundant and a new sustainable use was sought. The proposals met with substantial local objections including Local Councillors using the local press to influence the decision. The Council refused planning permission on the grounds that the application proposals would have an adverse effect on the free flow of traffic and highway safety and that it would have a detrimental effect on the viability and vitality of the town centre.
The planning appeal was submitted and successfully justified the various refusal reasons, including the Councils suggestion that the change of use would have a detrimental effect on the viability of the town. The Planning Inspector accepted all of our arguments and the appeal was allowed.