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25/07/2016

Appeal: Medical centre to HMO proposal would not harm living conditions

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Permission has been granted fro the change of use of a vacant medical centre to a nine-bedroom house in multiple occupancy (HMO) in Huthwaite, Nottinghamshire, after an inspector determined that Ashfield District Council’s concerns relating to parking and noise disturbance were unfounded.

Inspector Jon Hockley noted that the appellant would be providing six parking spaces within the scheme. He viewed the council’s contention that the scheme could result in the need for 18 parking spaces as a “worst-case scenario”, and that car ownership levels indicated in the 2011 census suggested that the scheme would be most likely to result in the need for seven parking spaces.

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