To carry on cleaning after 22 years Hibaldstow firm will need council permission
After two decades spent washing hundreds of cars at its premises in Hibaldstow, a small business has now been told by North Lincolnshire Council that it requires official approval to carry on cleaning.
As a result, an application for planning permission at the site on Brigg Road has now been submitted to the authority.
But the business is in a bit of a lather about having to go to such trouble.
Paul Wilson, director of Wilgrave Tyres Services, has told the authority that they find it difficult to comprehend council staff now believe permission is required.
Mr Wilson explains: "We have been washing and valeting vehicles on this site for 22 years as part of our service to our valued customers."
This used to be carried out at the rear of the workshop, vehicles for sale being cleaned when displayed at the edge of the forecourt.
Mr Wilson said that having "streamlined our motor spirit operations" they had the opportunity to utilise the extra forecourt space made available.
"Over the years we must have washed hundreds, if not thousands, of vehicles," the director added.
The firm says a car washing and valeting service "has always been on this site" and has not "recently itensified."
Other business-related applications submitted to the council for consideration include:
BARNETBY: Planning permission for the keeping and breeding of dogs, Hawthorn Farm, Coskills.
BARTON: Planning permission to change the of use from offices to a cafe, The Singing Kettle, 75 Fleetgate.
SCUNTHORPE: Planning permission to change the use of a property to a tanning salon with hair salon at first floor, 245 Ashby High Street.