Objections to Blackburn showroom plans

PLANS to split a carpet showroom into two to include a convenience store and turn first floor offices into a gym and pilates room have generated objections.

Holts of Cherry Tree currently use the whole premises in Preston Old Road for a Carpet and Flooring Centre with associated upstairs offices.

Now they have submitted a planning application to subdivide the ground floor into two retail uses and create a physiotherapy suite upstairs.

The original planning permission granted to the firm specified carpet and flooring sales only.

Three neighbours and Livesey Parish Council have objected to the new plan on grounds of lack of parking, alcohol sales and potential anti-social behaviour.

Blackburn with Darwen council officials have recommended that the borough planning committee approve the application subject to conditions.

They said the proposals should create an investment of £250,000 and 10 full-time and 14 part-time jobs.

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1:43pm Tue 22 Jan 13

jimpy0 says...

objected to alcohol sales when theres 2 pubs within spitting distance ?????? what a joke
objected to alcohol sales when theres 2 pubs within spitting distance ?????? what a joke jimpy0

4:05pm Tue 22 Jan 13

darwenTower says...

I'm, starting to think that people will object to anything.
The country is on it's knees financially and if most people had their way it would end up entirely bankrupt.
I'm, starting to think that people will object to anything. The country is on it's knees financially and if most people had their way it would end up entirely bankrupt. darwenTower

5:55pm Wed 23 Jan 13

Sick of rip off says...

Lack of parking - it has a car park.

Alcohol sales - two pubs and an off licence nearby.

Antisocial behaviour - why.

Seems like a clear case of NIMBY.
Lack of parking - it has a car park. Alcohol sales - two pubs and an off licence nearby. Antisocial behaviour - why. Seems like a clear case of NIMBY. Sick of rip off

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