Planning House are delighted to announce that Retreat Hair & Beauty have secured planning permission to extend their premises in Hartlepool.
The recommendation was to refuse the planning application, based on the effect it would have on a neighbouring property (0.6m above the existing wall and 0.73m longer than contained within the Council guidance). However, Hartlepool Borough Council Planning Committee overturned the recommendation and approved the application unanimously.
In support of the current application a letter from Hartlepool College was submitted which supported the extension and stated that the business has supported apprentices from the college for the past 7 years. These apprentices have been heavily invested in by the business and retained as permanent members of staff following completion of the apprenticeship. This in essence is the reasoning behind the need to expand the business, without the extension it would be impossible to continue the support of the student due to limited space within the existing salon layout.
Planning House produced a comprehensive planning statement to accompany the application setting out the economic benefits, with Stuart Pinches (The Planman) producing the plans.
Retreat can now continue to support the college and continue to employ apprentices with additional treatment rooms.