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CARTA Opposes Craven Street Plan

CARTA is objecting to another HiMO plan in the Chapelfields Conservation Area. The application is to extend an existing HiMO at 88 Craven Street from 7 bedrooms to 10, still with no parking provision, adding even more to the parking and traffic problems in the area. The proposed two storey side/rear extension would also overshadow …

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Mayfield Road HiMO Plan Reaction

Nearby residents are objecting strongly to a planning application to create a House in Multiple Occupation (HiMO) in Mayfield Road. The plan is to turn the premises at 47a Mayfield Road and 3 Mickleton Road from retail shop and dwelling into a 9 bedroom HiMO and extend the existing outbuilding at the first floor and …

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Coombe Abbey Pub Plan Update

There have been some minor changes to the planning application for the Coombe Abbey Inn in Craven Street (ref. FUL/2017/2349). The plan is still for 14 bedsits over 3 floors with ground floor extension at the rear. However the comment from a City Council Senior Planning Officer to a representative of CARTA was “The changes …

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Plan Submitted for ex Car Showroom

A planning application (ref. FUL/2017/2280) has been submitted to redevelop the former Albany Motors site at 75-77 Albany Road. (The city council has refused permission for the current use as a carpet showroom). The new proposal is for the demolition of the existing buildings, removal of the existing hardstanding and the erection of a three …

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HiMO Appeal Concerns

The owners of the Beechwood Gardens care home at 73 Rochester Road have appealed against the council’s decision to reject their application to convert it into a 21 unit HiMO. The deadline for comments to the planning inspectorate is 31 August. Neighbours are very concerned about the scale of this development and impact on traffic …

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More HiMOs

Planning applications have been submitted for two new houses in multiple occupation (HiMOs): 37 Winifred Avenue – change of use to two bed HiMO three self-contained studios (ref. FUL/2017/0857). Public consultation on this plan ends 15 May. View online application 39 Winifred Avenue – change of use to two bed HiMO and 3 self-contained studios …

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Update: Another Earlsdon HIMO?

The final deadline is 31 January for comments or objections to the change of use from an elderly residential care home into a house in multiple occupation for 21 students. This follows an earlier post on the ECHO Website To date, over 340 people have signed a petition against the planning application for a change …

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Another Earlsdon HIMO?

Five households in the residential area below St Barbara’s Church received an unwelcome Christmas letter informing them of a planning application which if approved would significantly change the nature of that local community. The application is to change a residential elderly care home to a house of multiple occupation for 21 students.  Conversation between neighbours …

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