Dance and fitness studio plan is thrown out on appeal
A GOVERNMENT planning inspector has thrown out proposals to create a new dance and fitness studio in Harborough.
Dance teacher Debby McClymont had applied to Harborough District Council for permission to transform a former printers in Goward Street into the studio.
Mrs McClymont told the Mail at the time that the studio would become an important community building, offering singing, dancing, acting and fitness classes as well as parent and tot sessions.
But it drew a number of objections from nearby residents amid fears of noise, parking and traffic.
The application was refused by Harborough Council but Ms McClymont appealed the decision and planning inspector Andrew Jeyes was appointed to make a final ruling.
In his report, dated Tuesday, September 11, Mr Jeyes said he was satisfied noise from the building could be controlled but that he did not believe a restriction on numbers of people using the facility could be enforced. For that reason, he concluded, the plan would cause unacceptable noise, disturbance and loss of privacy to neighbouring homes.
Search for a job
Search for a car
Search for a house
Weather for Market Harborough
Thursday 23 May 2013
Temperature: 4 C to 10 C
Wind Speed: 21 mph
Wind direction: North west
Temperature: 5 C to 10 C
Wind Speed: 28 mph
Wind direction: North