'Illegal' carwash applies for permit
The carwash was deemed illegal by the Southend Council planning officers in August.
“We are going to press on with whatever is required to get the correct permission for the car wash,” Onwer Ray Blackburn said in the Southend Standard report. “We don’t want to go round the back door and we will do whatever is required to do it legally.”
The site has been given previous approval to operate as a showroom and garage but needs permission to operate as a carwash.
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