RETROSPECTIVE permission has been granted for two private hire minibuses to be kept on the driveway of a rural property.
Applicant Graham McGann, of The Ley, Cholmondeley Road, Hampton, told planning officers at Chester City Council the minibuses were contracted to Cheshire County Council for school runs.
He argued his driveway, adjoining a field, had space for six vehicles.
No observations were made by parish councillors and resident Anna Patten, of Hampton Cottage, Hampton, said the business “has caused no problems, disturbance or upset to local residents”.
There was more than sufficient driveway space to accommodate the vehicles and Mrs Patten said it was “vital” to the rural economy that enterprises such as Mr McGann's should be encouraged and supported.
Wilmslow-based Bailey Dyson International Consultants objected on behalf of neighbours and suggested the activities were unlawful, but the planning board gave the application the go-ahead.