A well-established local physiotherapy practice has applied for planning permission to convert a back-lane builder’s yard off Grove Place/Victoria Bridge into a new physiotherapy studio.
The application is for “change of use” of the existing premises to “A2 Professional Services” ( The existing practice provides not only physiotherapy services but also Pilates classes which are currently held in a rented church hall).
The existing builder’s yard – which is surrounded by residential properties – comprises the yard area itself and two buildings – an office building and a two storey warehouse.
The site is currently accessed via a lane off Grove Place / Victoria Bridge and via a roller-shutter entrance at the rear of Windsor Road – which is it proposed to block up. Access to the Physiotherapy practice would be via the existing lane from Grove Place / Victoria Bridge.
The application says there would be 2-3 car parking spaces within “The Courtyard” – however patients would be strongly advised to park in the town centre, get public transport using buses or the nearby train station or to walk or cycle.
The applicant says “As a healthcare provider we would certainly be promoting walking and cycling and we would have lots of bicycle racks in the Courtyard for patients to lock up their bikes”
No additional buildings would erected on the site but the existing premises would be upgraded internally and externally. The work would be carried out in two phases.
The application is still under consideration by the Vale of Glamorgan Council and has yet to be discussed by Penarth Town Council’s planning committee .