PLANNING chiefs have given the go-ahead for the conversion of two adjoining properties at Lymm to a house-in-multiple occupation (HMO) – despite an objection from Lymm Parish Council.
The two properties are in Church Road and were previously used for residential purposes and as a funeral directors.
But historically, one was previously a post office. Both properties are currently disused.
The parish council odjected, claiming the proposed windows “looked very odd”, querying the entrance layout and alleging the submission was “vague.”
A neighbour opposed the scheme because of a lack of parking and suggested a condition be imposed banning the use of Church Road for parking.
Planning officers agreed the development had the potential to increase parking demand but said any increase was likely to be minimal.
The property was within a conservation area bit the original shopfront would be retained so that it would still look like a commercial property. As such it would retain and improve the existing character and appearance of the conservation area.
A currently vacant property would be brought back into use with no significant impact on the character of the conservation area.
The HMO will be occupied by up to six people.