Shop out front has a large one storey 'bit' that runs the length of a narrow passageway that various properties use as the sole access (me included). The shop has submitted plans to chage the use to a residential flat.
I don't have an objection to the change of use but the plans included opening windows and doors into the shared passageway (less than 1 metre in places). I have objected and resubmitted plans have been submitted.
The windows are now recessed and they state having security limiters on them and safety escapement. I'm guessing that these security restricters can easily be overridden and then the windows will be opened fully. Anyone know about these types of windows?
The doors are STILL showing as outward opening but the wording has changed to show an outward fire escape for the retail area. The doors are currently opening inward and the door to the flat is also opening inward.
Are there different regs for residential and commercial that mean that commercial exits have to open outward yet the residential can open inward? If this is the case, how come shop doors always open inward?
I will be strongly objecting the the encroachment on a public right of way but wonder if there are any other new regs that I may fall foul of?