Planners Pass Conversion Of Beauty Salon To Holiday Flat

Plans to convert a former beauty salon into visitor accommodation have been passed by planners.

In his application, owner Roger Banfield said he’d had problems finding a tenant for the former Penlee Spa property on Church St, Hugh Town, consisting of a shop, office and basement.

He wants to convert the space in the Grade II-listed building into a 2-bedroom holiday flat to “mitigate some of the financial losses incurred by the premises being empty.”

The former residential property was converted into two flats with a showroom on the ground floor in 1992, with approval for change-of-use for a salon being given in 2001.

Chief Planning Officer, Craig Dryden, said that, although this would result in a loss of commercial space on the islands, there would be a modest increase in visitor accommodation.

He recommended approving the application, saying it was in-line with the local plan.


One Response to Planners Pass Conversion Of Beauty Salon To Holiday Flat

  1. Joey Moose April 24, 2012 at 9:29 am

    Yet another former island home bites the dust.