A NEWSAGENTS has been denied permission to install security shutters despite concerns over anti-social behaviour and burglary.

Boscombe News in Christchurch Road appealed the decision made by Bournemouth Borough Council to the Planning Inspectorate.

However, a government inspector dismissed the case due to the impact they felt the shutters would have on the character and appearance of the area.

Appellant Wathek Alozdi sought the security measure due to "significant concerns" with anti-social behaviour and the number of times local windows had been smashed and properties burgled.

Inspector Janet Wilson's report on her appeal decision says: "I recognise that this is an issue of great concern for the appellant however I am not persuaded, on the basis of the evidence, that the appeal solution is the only means by which additional security could be provided at the premises."

The scheme which went to appeal was a revised plan after an initial design had been refused by Bournemouth Borough Council in January last year.

The local authority turned down the second plan in April.