A case where the applicant was applying to change the use of a shop to a residential use in Lawrence Hill, Bristol went to appeal .
The inspector decided that, despite the fact that the applicant had attempted to market the site for 4 years without success, it would be short-sighted to allow residential use at ground floor in a retail area.
This is a very useful precedent for anyone fighting loss of retail use in their area.
Appeal Ref: APP/Z0116/A/10/2123932
182-186 Lawrence Hill, Bristol, BS5 0DN
see Decision made in May 2010