Planners give ‘go ahead’ for former plumbing showroom in Hinckley to become hair salon

Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 9 March 2022

A FORMER plumbing showroom and yard on Southfield Road in Hinckley is to become a brand new hair salon, after plans were given the ‘thumbs up’ from Council planners.

The former showroom which will become a salon (Image: Mason Moore) / Inset (Image: Library image)

Planning permission was granted just one day ago (Tuesday, 8 March).

The building was last used by family-owned plumbing business, Dave Clarke and Sons, who quietly shut down on New Year’s day last year (Saturday, 1 January 2021).

As part of the mixed-use development, the building will be partly-demolished, and a side extension with a first floor one-bed flat will be created, alongside a wholesale room, meaning that wholesale hair products can be sold on-site to customers.

Documents obtained by the Hinckley Free Press reveal that the applicant, Mr. Barry Holback, has his sights set on removing no-longer relevant parking spaces, and that he is creating new ones which are more beneficial to future salon customers.

Mr. Holback is set to create four more new car parking spaces, which will take the number of parking spaces up from the current number of four to eight.

As well as this, he will completely remove the two parking spaces for light goods vehicles – and he will instead make more parking spaces, including one disabled parking space and four brand new cycle spaces.

At the time of publication (Wednesday, 9 March), it was not known how many employees would work at the salon, or what the proposed trading hours are.

This newly-approved salon, would be the second to be housed on Southfield Road – as the road is already home to another nearby hair salon, named Mode De Vie.

It would become the newest salon to set up shop in Hinckley, following on from Mane and Petals, who opened up on Coventry Road around November late last year.

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