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North Baddesley Thai massage parlour approved
11:20am Wednesday 10th October 2012 in News
PLANS to turn a former florist’s into a Thai massage parlour were backed by councillors last night.
Written objections to the proposal for the building in Botley Road, North Baddesley, had claimed it would attract “undesirables”
and pave the way for “dirty book shops and sex shops”.
Concerned neighbours had written to Test Valley Borough Council fearing that people may get the wrong idea and assume there may be “sexual activity involved”.
But husband and wife William and Wandee Ford, who will run the parlour, have said they will simply be offering an ancient form of treatment for muscular aches and pains.
Members of the council’s southern area planning committee unanimously approved the proposal last night saying that the venture would bring business and jobs to the area on a site that has been vacant since 2010 and be a useful facility for the community.