17/00678/OUT Outline application (all matters reserved) for the extension of existing building to facilitate the change of use from a 10 bedroom HMO property to residential accommodation (Class C3) to create a total of 2 three bed and 8 two bedroom residential flats.
2 Pine Hill is a large prominently situated house at the entrance to the Woodcote Estate, which has a consistent character of high quality two-storey detached houses on private well landscaped roads. It is not a Conservation Area but an Environmental Character Study recommends that its character should be retained and enhanced. Regrettably the application house has been allowed to become a 10-bedroom House in Multiple Occupation, which is causing great concern in the area.
The present application to enlarge the property to provide 10 flats is clearly out of keeping with the Woodcote estate, and contravenes a number of planning policies. The Society therefore recommends refusal.
See our letter here .