‘We can’t stop sauna and massage parlour’

NEWS: News.
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Councillors apologised as they decided a former industrial unit in Handsworth could continue to be used as a sauna and massage parlour.

They granted retrospective planning permission for the premises in Finchwell Close, despite objections from 70 residents.

The council said it could not reject the use of the building on moral grounds.

Planning board chairman Coun Alan Law said: “I find these plans despicable but can find no reasonable grounds for refusal.”