Humberstone, Leicester – Change of Use of listed building to a Children’s Nursery


Aitchison Raffety were appointed by a care home operator to object to a proposed change of use of a an adjacent listed building to a children’s day nursery in Leicester. The objection outlined the inappropriateness of the proposal on the following grounds:

  • The impact of the use upon the amenity of the surrounding properties through excess noise levels;
  • Visual impact upon the setting of the listed building, conservation area and street scene; and
  • Parking and access issues which would exacerbate highway safety concerns.

Leicester City Council subsequently refused the application on these grounds.