The dilapidated building in Blackburn will be replaced by a tire shop

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A GARAGE owner can go ahead with replacing a “dilapidated” building with a new tire storage unit.

Javid Feroze has been granted planning permission for his year change in Carluke Street in Whitebirk Blackburn.

The works will also make it possible to reposition the access to the garage/bodywork.

A report recommending approval with seven conditions by Blackburn with Darwen Council planning officer Nick Blackledge said: “The application site is for a forecourt area serving an industrial building hosting body repair use.

“Claimant’s land also includes adjacent tire fitting/repair and MOT use.

“Historic industrial uses exist to the immediate north of the site and across the road to the west. The wider area is generally characterized by

Residential.

“Planning permission is being sought for the demolition of an existing series of storage/container buildings, the construction of a storage unit and the repositioning of a vehicular access. The unit would serve as tire storage for the use of tires.

The proposed building would be located adjacent to an open car storage space to the south, grouped along the common boundary, within the existing open forecourt area serving the industrial building to the immediate east, and directly across from the industrial building to the north.

“The site would maintain an appropriate relationship to residential uses, with no discernible impact on privacy or eclipse.

“Replacing the dilapidated storage buildings with a purpose-built facility, consistent in shape with the adjacent industrial buildings, will ensure a positive constriction of the area.

“Parking for six cars is indicated, as well as a service area for the delivery of tires.

“The need for service/delivery for body repair usage is relatively infrequent and modest in size.

“Furthermore, as the site and adjacent buildings are within the property of the applicant, it is considered that vehicle movements could be managed without significant detriment to road safety/efficiency.

“The proposal is appropriate in scale and appearance, achieved through a roof profile and external materials compatible with the adjacent industrial buildings.

“Furthermore, the development will serve as a visual enhancement to the streetscape, replacing the existing dilapidated buildings, the removal of which will be secured prior to the operational use of the new building per condition.”

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