New toilets ‘could lose me money’
3:26pm Tuesday 31st December 2013 in News
A TRADER has expressed concerns she could lose money — when a toilet block opens next door.
Bury Planning Committee gave the green light for the public toilet to be built at Bury Market at a meeting last week Some stallholders backed the idea, but Una Morrison, who runs a clothes stall, formally objected to the proposal.
Ms Morrison told the council she had been a trader there for 30 years and was “concerned siting the toilet block next to her stall — backing on to Angouleme Way — will have a detrimental impact upon her business.”
She also claimed the toilet block would be too small and was in the wrong place.
Ms Morrison added: “There are currently issues with misuse of the existing toilet block and its relocation will not resolve the problems. If anything, it would magnify them.”
In a report, Bury Council planning officer Dave Marno said the council has offered to move the stall during construction.
He said: “The application has been adequately publicised and talks have taken place between the market’s administrators and stallholders. The proposal complies with council policy and would improve the economic and social conditions of the area.”
Bury Market manager Andrew Heyes said: “The majority of traders are in favour of new public toilets being built on the market. We are sure they will be appreciated by the thousands of shoppers who visit every week.”
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