Fourteen neighbours oppose house with seven occupants

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FOURTEEN neighbours have lodged objections to a plan to increase the size of a house-in-multiple occupation from six to seven.
The semi-detached property is in Orford Green, Orford, Warrington – and borough council planning officers are recommending it be approved.
Two other neighbours are supporting the scheme.
A report will go to the borough council’s development management committee on Thursday.
It states that prior to becoming a six-person house-in-multiple occupation, the property and stood empty and in a deteriorating condition for some time.
Some work not requiring planning permission had been carried out, including converting an existing garage into two en-suite bedrooms and a kitchen.
Fourteen neighbours had objected, claiming they had been given insufficient time to respond, that work had started without council involvement, voicing fears about parking problems, noise and disturbance and suggesting that because there would be seven double rooms there could be 14 residents.
Officers are recommending approval. They say the addition of one extra occupant will not result in any significant impact on comings and goings in what is mainly a residential area.

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