Plan unveiled for six-bed HMO near Shirehampton railway station

There are few HMOs in Shirehampton compared to other parts of Bristol
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Plans have been submitted to convert a semi-detached home near Shirehampton railway station into a house for multiple occupation (HMO) for up to six people. Westbury-on-Trym-based developer Landhaven Developments Ltd is behind the scheme.

The property, 64 Station Road, is currently classified as C3, which means it can be used by up to six people of a household. The plan is to convert it into a C4 which would mean up to six unrelated residents could use the property as an HMO.

The residents would share basic amenities such as kitchen or bathrooms.

With a surge in population and a lack of affordable homes, Bristol has seen a rise in HMO properties which has led to concerns over noise complaints, waste management and maintenance.

A planning application has been submitted to convert the semi-detached home into a six-bed HMOA planning application has been submitted to convert the semi-detached home into a six-bed HMO
A planning application has been submitted to convert the semi-detached home into a six-bed HMO

But unlike places like Clifton, Kingsdown and Bishopston, areas like Shirehampton have seen few HMO properties so far. A count of registered HMOs earlier this year revealed just nine in Shirehampton.

Bristol City Council will make a decision on the HMO application in the coming weeks.