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Vintage Gamer shop faces closure


Newly-opened retro games store Vintage Gamer is threatened with closure after planners ordered the removal of a security roller shutter.

Proprietor Nick Browne, who runs retro games store Vintage Gamer in Cradley has been refused retrospective planning permission for the £1,000 shutter.

The 30-year-old entrepreneur opened his business seven months ago in the shop which had stood empty for 15 years, not knowing that planning consent was needed for a roller shutter. He was told by Dudley Council to submit a retrospective application and was devastated when it was rejected on the grounds that it would re-inforce the fear of crime.

He added: “I have a lot of valuable stock and I could not continue with the business without the security of a roller shutter. I don’t understand the decision as there are at least 10 businesses with roller shutters already in Windmill Hill.”

A local Councillor has vowed to take the issue up with Dudley Council’s planners.

One thought on “Vintage Gamer shop faces closure

  1. den.aris says:

    Shocking. Typical council crap. Bringing trade to a closed shop should be applauded not the other way around.

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