9 Union Street Oxford OX4 1JP

13 February 2018

Change of use of dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to a House in Multiple Occupation (Use Class C4).

We consider the provision for storage of bicycles and refuse bins in this application to be inadequate. The front garden of the property could not accommodate two bicycles and the necessary refuse bins without obstructing the entrance (exit) to the property.  There is no rear access to the property thus any movement of bicycles or bins would be through the property via a narrow corridor and through the living room and kitchen. A further concern relates to the internal dimensions of the bedrooms which only just comply with minimum requirements – bedroom 2 = 7.5m; bedroom 1 (2 persons) = 12.5M. We urge refusal of this application.