18 South Parade Oxford OX2 7JN

27 April 2017

Application seeking prior approval for Change of Use from Use Class A1 (Hair Salon) to Use Class A3 (Café/Restaurant).

While the intention of the proposal to replace a hair salon with a restaurant serving healthy and organic food is in principle unobjectionable and even commendable, the application fails to address adequately the issues of waste storage and disposal, smells and noise. With longer opening hours and greater intensity of occupation than a hair salon, these disruptive factors will affect the quality of life of neighbours. The application also fails to show whether there is any external area for storage.  This is important because of the very small size of the kitchen. Planning conditions could be put in place to alleviate some of these problems.