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Appeal: ‘Unacceptably cramped’ bedsits vetoed despite DASH compliance

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An inspector has turned down plans to convert a terraced house in Derbyshire into six bedsits and a studio flat. He found that although the scheme would meet minimum local housing standards, it would still be ‘unduly cramped and oppressive’.

The appeal relates to a three-storey, end-of-terrace building in Clay Cross, between Sheffield and Nottingham, with a vacant shop and garage on its ground floor. The proposal would convert the two upper floors into six bedsits, with shared kitchen and living space on the ground floor, while retaining the shop unit and converting the garage into a studio flat. 

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