HMO plans approved onleet Lane, Parr !

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Plans to convert a former bed and breakfast building into a multifunctional 10 bedroom home have been approved.

The plans, which were submitted to St Helens Council by Joy Building last summer, were for changes of use at 466leet Lane, Parr.

The proposals were passed though, and plans for six flats on a nearby property at 460leet Lane with separate plans for a takeaway and a milkshake bar have since been drawn up.

The Design and Access Statement, prepared on behalf of the applicant by NMW Design in Initial Plans, and validated last July, said: “Joy Construction has found an enormous need in this area for affordable, professional, high-quality shared accommodation,” the website says. Two miles from the very popular and very busy warehouse district next to Burtonwood.

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She added, “This property serves this community perfectly especially for the 23-40 age group, and being only 10 minutes by cycle or five minutes by bus to commute to their place of work each day makes it a great location.

“A high proportion of factory workers work for a minimum wage and this property will provide an affordable place to live with all the occupiers’ bills wrapped in their packaging but still giving them the clean, quality space they need.”

The proposals include a “modest rear extension on the first floor” and would provide 10 bedrooms for two, with five rooms on each floor.

St Helens Star: Plans approved for 466leet LanePlans for 466leet Lane have been approved (Image: St Helens Council planning portal)

In a report, planning officer Alex Ball said: “It is believed that the proposed HMO will have a walk in and out similar to its previous use as a bed and breakfast (Category C1).

“It is not considered that change of use may attract excessive noise levels. Hours of building activity will be restricted conditionally due to proximity to existing residential properties.”

Initially, plans also included the conversion and expansion of a former commercial building at 460leet Lane into six two-bedroom apartments.

In the report, the case officer noted: “During the application process, the applicant substantially modified the proposed development by removing the adjoining building (460leet Lane), consisting of a change of use to six flats, to overcome concerns raised by the council regarding The site is under excessive development and affects the occupants of adjacent and future units.”

In November, new plans were sent for 460leet Lane for permission for a takeaway and milkshake bar, which is still awaiting an approval decision.