Burnley tyre fitters ordered to quit over noise
6:00pm Tuesday 5th March 2013 in News
THE owners of a tyre-fitting outfit in Burnley have been told to quit their operation by a planning inspector.
Council development control officials issued an enforcement notice against Sarfraz Choudrey last July for using a site in Disraeli Street, authorised for installing car radios, to fit tyres instead.
An appeal was lodged by Mr Choudrey with the Planning Inspectorate, claiming it should be allowed to remain, with restrictions on opening hours.
Residents in nearby Holmby Street claimed that the noise generated by pneumatic equipment and compressor was causing a disturbance.
And planning inspector B S Rogers was convinced that the confined nature of the premises, which could only accommodate two vehicles at any one time, would encourage customers to park on the road nearby.
Mr Rogers dismissed the enforcement appeal, saying it was ‘unduly harmful’ to residents of Disraeli Street and Holmby Street.
But the inspector did allow Mr Choudrey four months, instead of the usual three, to relocate his business elsewhere in the town.