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Parrs Wood Casino Gets Planning Permission

Manchester City Council have approved planning permission for an all-day casino at Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre.

The casino will be open from noon each day until 6am. Conditions of the planning permission include security staff manning the doors between 3pm and 6am and cameras monitoring the car park at all times.

Previously home to Buckingham Bingo, the large unit situated next to the Entertainment Centre's car park will now be home to the Rank casino group.

Planning permission was granted despite strong opposition from local residents and parents of pupils from Parrs Wood High School which is situated immediately behind Parrs Wood Entertainment Centre.

What are your thoughts on an all-day casino being allowed to trade within 50 metres of a secondary school?

Further information:

BBC: http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-manchester-13068021