Padiham family home cannot be turned in to seven bed sits after ruling

City councils have rejected an offer to convert a single-family home into seven beds.

Sandra and Olivia Woods had asked Burnley Borough Council for planning permission to convert the three-story stone townhouse on Station Road, Padiham, into an apartment building.

The agency’s development control committee rejected an official report recommending five-condition approval.

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It denied the request because of concerns about the size of some rooms.

The proposal would have had a bedroom, living room, and kitchen on the first floor; three bedrooms and a bathroom with shower on the first floor; and three bedrooms on the second floor.

The basement was intended for a utility room. There was one objection to the regulation.

The Planner’s report states: “The application site is a stone, mid-terrace property on the west side of Station Road, Padiham, near the intersection with Park Road.

“The property is a spacious family house with three bedrooms, consisting of a basement, ground floor, first floor and first floor. There is a small back yard area with access to the side street.

“The accommodation would accommodate a maximum of seven people, all for single use.”

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