BURSLEM: A derelict workshop is to be refurbished and brought back into use as an MOT workshop for a taxi firm.
Majid Iqbal, from Cobridge, has been granted permission from Stoke-on-Trent City Council to change the use of the building in Burslem.
Permission had previously been given for the scheme at a base at the end of Nevada Lane in August 2008.
But a condition of the approval was that work must start at the site within three years. The time limit ran out earlier this year and the application was resubmitted.
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Part of the site will be used as an MOT workshop, the other part will be a breakers yard.
Both will open between 8am and 6pm Monday to Saturday.
Planning officer Phil Murphy's report states: "The key motivation behind this application is to utilise vacant storage buildings for uses which are considered to be appropriate in their setting, which is of an industrial nature."
HANLEY: Christopher Kirnon, aged 37, of Denbigh Street, Hanley, will stand trial accused of theft of fragrances from Boots, Hanley, and common assault on Thomas Allen both on September 14.
Kirnon has entered a guilty plea to theft on a basis which is not accepted by the prosecution and not guilty to the assault. The trial will take place at North Staffordshire Magistrates Court on November 23.
BUCKNALL: Marie Marshall has been ordered to pay costs and compensation totalling £160 after pleading guilty to theft of petrol on June 23.
The 33-year-old, of Atlam Close, Bucknall, also asked North Staffordshire magistrates for two other offences to be taken into consideration.
She was also given a 12-month conditional.
HANLEY: Antonio Cutaia aged 29, of Mayer Street, Hanley, has admitted theft of petrol and receiving stolen number plates. North Staffordshire magistrates adjourned sentence for a report until October 16.