Great news from South Hereford , where local residents have defeated and application for an Islamic Centre and Place of Worship. The application was described as “Proposed change of use of ground floor retail unit to day centre (D1)” , and lay in the middle of a residential area.
More than 30 local residents objected , and another 300 signed a petition against the conversion of a ground floor shop in Holme Lacy Road. Their objections were lack of parking , increased noise and disturbance , increased traffic and the loss of employment land.
The case officer in his decision said :-
The proposal fails to provide safe, convenient access and parking provision within the site and would therefore be detrimental of highway and pedestrian safety contrary to the requirements of policy DRS and CF5 (4) of the Herefordshire Unitary Development Plan and to guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework. On the basis of the information provided, the proposed use is likely to significantly impact upon the amenities of neighbouring residents contrary to the requirements of policy DR2 and CF5 (3) of the Herefordshire Unitary Development Plan and with the guidance contained within the National Planning Policy Framework.
Great work by the local residents. Keep fighting !!