3 Everard Close Oxford OX3 7NB

8 April 2019

Change of use from House in Multiple Occupation (Use Class C4) to a large House in Multiple Occupation (Sui Generis). Provision of car parking, bin and cycle storage.

Oxford Civic Society doubts whether a site this size can support an HMO intended to provide 7 units. The seven bedrooms all appear to be far too small for use as bed sitting rooms. There are only two bathrooms and no additional cloakrooms meaning that there are only two WCs for seven tenants or more. The small garden is not being reduced in size but will be required as amenity space by more people and we query whether it will be adequate. We recommend that this application be refused.