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Former hair salon set to become new home for Bishop's Stortford estate agent

A Bishop's Stortford estate agent is planning a move of its own – from one side of North Street to the other.

Tenon Properties Ltd has asked East Herts Council for planning permission for a new shopfront signage with external illumination at No 30, the former Crouch & Haskins hair salon. The details show the new occupier is Pestell & Co.

The agent, established in 1991, currently operates from 29b North Street, next to Friends Dress Agency.

In April the district council gave approval for refurbishment of the entire building, retaining the ground floor as office space with the basement being used for offices and storage.

The first floor will be converted from commercial space into a two-bedroom flat and the second floor will be transformed into a bedsit.

Last year, EHC approved plans for change of use so that the building, which is in the conservation area, could become a beauty salon with some training facilities.

In a statement supporting the latest application, Tenon argues: "The property is in a bad state of repair both internally and externally and will require extensive repairs, maintenance and upgrading to bring it up to the standard of the surrounding commercial and residential properties within North Street."

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