Planning application for five-bedroom bus station HMO

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1 Thurlow Street Bedford Screenshot Google Streetview (c)2004 Image: Google Image capture May 2017
1 Thurlow Street Bedford Screenshot Google Streetview (c)2004 Image: Google Image capture May 2017

The space over a Bedford retail unit by Bedford Bus Station could become a five-bedroom “house in multiple occupation” (HMO), if plans are approved by the borough council.

Bedford Borough Council has received a planning application to convert the first and second floors of  1 Thurlow Street.

If approved, the residents would share a kitchen area, and there would be one wc/shower room on each floor. The “Supporting Information” states that each bedroom will have a small fridge and natural lighting with an “external view”.

This information also references an address in Thurrock and also seeking a license from Thurrock Council. The agents did not respond when asked if the plan matches the property at 1 Thurlow Street and the licensing requirements set by Bedford Borough Council.

The application form shows that the applicant is not the sole owner of all the land to which this application relates to for more than 21 days. But the requisite notice has been given.

More information can be found on the council’s planning portal, reference 24/00741/FUL. The overall consultation expiry date is Wednesday, 8 May 2024.

by John Guinn
Local Democracy Reporter

 
 
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