DLP Planning Ltd have secured planning consent for a new bar in Leopold Square, Sheffield. The application sought a change of use from a restaurant (A3 Class Use) to a bar (A4 Use Class).
As the bar would have longer opening hours than the unit’s previous use, the application successfully demonstrated that any noise arising from the extended opening hours would not harmfully impact on the residential amenity of nearby apartments or the hotel which shared the courtyard area of the square. This was addressed through the inclusion of sound attenuation measure such as an acoustic lobby. Permission was granted under delegated powers.