Councillors reject plans to turn Padiham family home into bedsits

Councillors have turned down a bid to turn a family home in Padiham into seven bedsits.

Sandra and Olivia Woods had asked Burnley Council for planning permission to transform the three-storey stone mid-terraced property in Station Road, Padiham, into a house in multiple occupation.

The borough’s development control committee overturned an officer’s report recommending approval with five conditions.

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It rejected the application over concerns about the size of some of the rooms.

Burnley Council turned down plans to transform a mid-terraced property in Station Road, Padiham, into a house in multiple occupation.

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

The basement was earmarked for a utility room.

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There was one objection to the scheme.

The planning officer’s report said: “The application site is a stone mid-terraced property located to the western side of Station Road, Padiham close to the junction with Park Road.

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“The property is a generous three bedroom family dwelling consisting of a basement, ground floor, first floor and second floor. There is a small back yard area with access onto the back street.

“The property would accommodate a maximum of seven occupants, all single occupancy.”