Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Charity Shop Has New Use as Car Valeting Site

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Charity Shop Has New Use as Car Valeting Site

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PLANS to change a former charity shop into a car valeting bay have been approved despite objections from neighbouring residents.

Premium Brand Management had been seeking permission from Stockport council to develop the site at 358-362, Wellington Road North, Heaton Chapel.

However, 17 residents wrote to the authority objecting to the scheme citing highways issues and problems entering and exiting.

"The layout is not suitable for the process of cars entering - then cleaning - and exiting," said one objector.

"Neither will it allow for a hazard free, safe and smooth operation.

"There is no room to manoeuvre through each washing step due to lack of space - turning will be too tight, making exiting a problem."

Others argued the water spray would 'hinder' passing pedestrians - and any spillage onto the pavement would be hazardous in freezing conditions. …

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