Developer and council planners in perfect harmony over former Falkirk music shop

An application was lodged with Falkirk Council looking to create a residential and retail space at a vacant premises – a former music shop – in the east end of the town centre.
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Mehmet Sahin’s proposal to convert and alter the former Revolution Music store at 189 High Street, Falkirk, to form two flats and a class 1 retail unit was lodged and validated on Monday, November 7 last year and was granted planning permission by officers under delegated powers on Thursday, March 9 this year.

An earlier application, which was validated on September 9, 2022, was withdrawn by Mr Sahin on October 31 last year.

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It is proposed to retain Class 1 retail on the lower ground level, to be accessed via the existing entrance on the High Street, while the rear of the building and upper floors will be flats, accessible from Burnhead Lane.

Supporting documents stated: “The shop frontage is sensitive and appropriate for the period of the building.”

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