A plan to run a beauty business from a summer house has been approved despite neighbours complaining about parking issues.

Applicant Marc Lister’s proposals for a house in Northern Woods, Flackwell Heath, High Wycombe, were approved by Buckinghamshire Council.

A beauty business offering eyebrow and eyelash treatments can now be set up in the property’s adjoining summer house.

Planning officers said the back-garden salon must only operate from 9am to 6pm Monday to Friday with only one pre-booked customer at a time.

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There must be “no overlap between appointment times” to ensure an “adequate level of parking,” planners said.

One neighbour supported the application, saying it was “very petty” for planners to be dealing with home-run businesses, and that “inspiring” small companies emerging from the pandemic should be supported.

However, a string of local residents criticised the beauty business’s potential impact on local parking, despite a survey finding that visiting customers ‘would not materially affect the existing parking conditions’.

The next-door neighbour claimed that ‘people seem to not care how or where they park’ on the road, adding: “Bin days are always problematic along with deliveries.”

Another neighbour wrote: “Children and parents with pushchairs/wheelchair users find it difficult to access the remainder of the narrow paths, this is an accident just waiting to happen.”