Opposition to house conversion

An application to convert a house into a home of multiple occupancy has met with opposition.

Elevations Design Ltd has applied to the borough council to make the necessary alterations to the property in Cambridge Road.

The application is for a large two-storey property on the corner of Cambridge Road and adjoining Trinity Villas.

Three petitions and six letters of objection were sent to the council’s planning department.

The planning committee will meet on Wednesday (February 4) to discuss the matter which is recommended for approval.

The concerns raised include the character of the area, the possible type of resident, vehicular and pedestrian safety, parking and traffic, refuse storage and collection, a possible change of use to supported living, the number of planning applications submitted affecting this property, a fence that has been erected around the property, the impact on public and emergency services, access and rights of way, safety in the shared garden, fire risk and means of escape in the case of fire.

The planning meeting starts at 6pm at the Town Hall in Queen’s Square.