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Appeal: Two bathrooms between 16 HMO residents would be ‘inappropriate’

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An inspector has refused plans to convert a vacant house in Wisbech into a nine-bedroom HMO accommodating up to 16 people, ruling that although kitchen facilities would be ‘just about adequate’, the provision of just two bathrooms would not be appropriate.

Although it was unclear from the application how many of the seven double bedrooms would be occupied by two people, inspector Hayden Baugh-Jones decided to determine the appeal on the basis that the proposed layout of the house could accommodate a maximum of 16 occupants.

The appellant argued that the provision of two bathrooms, each with a bath, shower, toilet and sink, would meet the le.....Sign Up or Login to read full article

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