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(R Fellows, Senior Planning Officer)
8-10 Clifton Road, Hastings (HS/FA/20/00248)
Change of use from Care Home (C2) to a 17 bedroom HMO (Sui Generis), including permanent onsite staff accommodation/office at basement level and the addition of ground floor roof lights (amended description).
6 letters of objection
The Senior Planning Officer presented the application for change of use from Care Home (C2) to a 17 bedroom HMO (Sui Generis), including permanent onsite staff accommodation/office at basement level and the addition of ground floor roof lights.
Councillors were shown plans, photographs and elevations of the application site.
The application fronts onto Clifton Road. Frederick Road runs to the west of the site and Speckled Wood is on the east. The site is in a residential area, close to public services and shops and a bus stop is directly outside, which goes to Hastings train station and Tesco Hollington.
The Senior Planning Officer explained that there is no onsite parking provision. East Sussex County Council was consulted on the application and raised no objection. Typically, a development of this scale would require 5 parking spaces, however given the type of accommodation that is proposed, which is temporary, generally the level of car ownership is far less. As a result of the type of accommodation and the accessibility to public transport links the development is not considered to have a significant impact on the parking demand in the area.
The roof lights are proposed on the flat roof towards the rear of the building. The boundary fence runs along Clifton Road and is where the amenity space will be.
There are proposed changes to the internal layout to the building to provide additional kitchen and bathroom facilities on the basement and ground floors. The internal layout and bedroom sizes are compliant with Hastings Borough Council’s guidance on housing in multiple occupation and amenity standards and there were no objections raised to the internal layout by HMO Licensing. The internal layout of the building is secured by Condition 5, which protects the future amenities of occupiers but also the retention of staff accommodation at basement level. The application is also supported by a management plan which is secured by Condition 6, which outlines that staff accommodation will be provided.
Councillor Cox proposed a motion, seconded by Councillor O’Callaghan, to approve the planning application.
RESOLVED – (unanimously) that full planning permission be granted subject to the following conditions:
1. The development hereby permitted shall be begun before the expiration of three years from the date of this permission.
2. The development hereby permitted shall be carried out in accordance with the following approved plans: Site Location Plan, Block Plan, ENA-001-125, 1505-100, 1505-101, 1505-110 Rev B and 1505-111 Rev B.
3. The development shall not be occupied or brought into use until cycle parking areas have been submitted to and approved in writing by the Local Planning Authority in consultation with the Highway Authority. The cycle parking area shall thereafter be retained for ... view the full minutes text for item 227a
The Committee noted the report.