Several hairdressers are being forced to leave a Petersfield salon after its owner failed to secure planning permission for the operation.

Linda Coates set-up the salon behind her house in Buckingham Road two years ago but neighbours objected.

Linda says she invested £14,000 in the project and believes the salon causes no problems for neighbours, but officials at the planning authority sided with neighbours who said the were concerned about noise and extra traffic.

After planning application was rejected and then an appeal dismissed, her colleagues must stop working there in February, leaving Linda to operate solo.

Shine Radio’s Stephen Martin visited the salon.

Linda Coates in her home salon
Linda Coates in her home salon
This way for a trim
This way for a trim