Jargon or not?
Is the word 'amenity' too close to being jargon? Should I spell out what this means which is difficult as it can cover a range of aspects (i.e. heath and wellbeing, visual amenity, desirable features of the neighbourhood). Also, should the examples be in the middle of the sentence? The sentence is as follows:
A home-based business does not include uses that would impact the amenity of residents, e.g. a mechanic, shop, transport depot or nightclub.
I don't think that amenity is jargon, but it needs a tweak. An amenity, even in this context, is a desirable feature. I think that you mean the amenities of the neighborhood. The amenities of residents would mean that the people themselves have desirable features. I think you need to use the plural form unless you are sure the neighborhood only has one desirable feature.
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