Change of Use from a 4 Bedroom residential property (Use Class C3) to a 8 bedroom House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) (Use Class Sui Generis).
Our Response

BPT does not object to the material changes proposed to this suburban property. However, we would like to strongly emphasise that the close, pedestrian proximity of Roundhill Primary School makes this an attractive and appropriate property for families. A change of use to a HMO would not serve the local demand for housing in this area and would result in the loss of suitable family accommodation. Approval of this application would maintain an undesirable precedent and should therefore be resisted.

Application Number: 19/04633/FUL
Application Date: 24/10/2019
Closing Date: 19/12/2019
Address: 18 Rowacres, Southdown
Our Submission Status: Comment