DLP Planning Ltd (DLP) have secured prior approval for the change of use of the hairdressers at 75 Soundwell Road, Staple Hill into three flats.
An application for prior approval was submitted to South Gloucestershire Council under Class M of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) (Amendment) Order 2015 and 2016 (as amended) to ensure that the proposed change of use from A1 to C3 was indeed permitted development.
DLP researched and provided evidence to demonstrate that 75 Soundwell Road, although vacant at the time of the application, was within A1 use up to and on the 20th March 2013, as required by the legislation. The submissions also demonstrated that in respect of transport, highways, land contamination, flood risk and impact of noise from commercial premises, a reasonable residential environment could be provided within the proposed accommodation.
The property is situated within the East Fringe of Bristol urban area and adjacent to Staple Hill High Street, as such future occupiers will have good access to a variety of shops, services and public transport infrastructure.