20 Warren Crescent Oxford OX3 7NG

16 June 2018

 Change of Use from dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to a House of Multiple Occupation (Use Class C4). Provision of bin and cycle storage. 

In wishing to change this house from C3 to C4, it is stated on the application that no changes will be made to the building and surrounding land, apart from space for waste bins and cycle storage.  However, although the two latter are shown in outline in isolation, they are not on the ground plan:  there is no indication as to where they are to be placed.  Nor is there any provision for parking (despite there being space);  this has been noted and, because of the local conditions, the residents will be rendered ineligible for parking permits.

In addition, there are 5 letting rooms on this site:  this could potentially involve 10 residents.  However, there is only one bathroom and one separate toilet next to each other but no provision for a separate shower. This would in our view be inadequate given the potential number of occupants. Approval should be withheld until the applicant has satisfactorily responded to these comments.