Plans submitted to double capacity of Bedford Road HMO

128 Bedford Road. Image LDRS
128 Bedford Road. Image LDRS

Plans to double the occupancy of a Kempston house in multiple occupation have been submitted to Bedford Borough Council.

The house in multiple occupation (HMO) at 128 Bedford Road currently has a maximum occupancy of six people staying in single rooms. The application is to increase the maximum number of residents to 13 divided into eight bedrooms.

The extra rooms will be formed by reducing the size of the current living area/kitchen/diner and converting the dining room to a bedroom.

The application form states that there isn’t any on-site parking, but a 13-space bicycle rack is included in the proposal.

More information can be found on the council’s planning portal, reference 23/02288/COU. The overall consultation expiry date is Friday, 17 November 2023.

by John Guinn
Local Democracy Reporter