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Brett's vote axes Christian shop

Thursday, 31 May 2018

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THE Chair of the Planning Committee of Antrim and Newtownabbey Borough Council has used his casting vote to deny a Christian charity shop retrospective planning permission for their premises in Antrim.
After a tie of six votes to six, Phillip Brett effectively brought the axe down on the Blythswood Superstore, which has been operating from a former car showroom on the Greystone Road since March last year.
The charity had lodged a retrospective planning application to officially change the use of the showroom to a charity shop and distribution warehouse, but council officers recommended refusal, despite the fact that a gym and beauty salon are already on the site.
Blythswood is now considering lodging an appeal.
*Read the full story in this week's Antrim Guardian

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