A HAIRDRESSER sought retrospective permission after extending next door.
The application was made at 41 Station Road, Little Sutton, by Phil Bamber.
The ground floor of the two-storey terraced property had previously been part of a flat according to a report.
Mr Bamber told planning officers at Cheshire West and Chester Council he was seeking approval to continue to use the conversion as a hairdressing salon.
The ground floor had been amalgamated with the ground floor of the adjacent property and both were occupied by the same business, the report stated.
There were no representations from St Paul’s ward councillors Angela Claydon and Ben Powell or from five neighbours who were consulted on the application.
No objections were raised by the highway authority or by environmental protection officers.
The main issues were the principle of the change of use and the effect on residential amenity and on local roads, planners suggested.
The hairdressers was appropriate in the local shopping centre and the move would preserve the long term prospects of the business.
It would also benefit the viability and vitality of other local shops.
The first-floor was still occupied as a flat and Mr Bamber had shown there was sound insulation between the two floors.
The hours would be the same as the existing hairdressers and there would be no undue noise or disturbance for neighbours.
Although there were parking restrictions outside the premises, planners pointed out on street parking was available further along and in nearby streets.
There would not be an unacceptable increase in the demand for parking they felt.
Permission was granted.