A mum whose dream of reopening an historic York shop could be dashed by planners has launched a petition to support her cause.
Last August Sara Winlow bought the property which used to house South Bank Stores on Balmoral Terrace, close to the racecourse.
The shop had long since closed, and she took it on “in an abandoned state. The flat above was in a complete state of disrepair as well”.
Her plan was to reopen the shop as a florist’s and coffee shop. To do so she needed to extend the living area so there was enough room for her and her son to live in.
Sara says she was advised she would be granted planning permission to do the extension when she bought the property, but has now been told that her application is likely to be recommended for refusal.
So she has launched the petition to show that the community support her plans.
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