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Appeal: HMO refusal partly based on assumptions about future occupants

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Plans to convert a vacant pub in a high crime area south of Manchester into a 12-bedroom HMO can go ahead. An inspector ruled that the council’s refusal of permission had been partly based on assumptions regarding future occupants.

LOCATIONDroylesdenAUTHORITYTameside Metropolitan Borough CouncilINSPECTORRobert HitchcockPROCEDUREWrittens submissionsDECISIONAllowedREFERENCEAPP/G4240/W/19/3232621The appeal concerned The Gardeners Arms, a pub in Droylesden that closed in 2017. The appellant sought permission to convert the building into a 12-bedroom house in multiple occupation (HMO).The council was concerned that occupancy........
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