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Armley: Six-bed HMO plans refused by council

Planning chiefs in Leeds have refused permission to change the use of a property with eight flats in Armley.

Bramley-based Barker Properties wanted to turn 24 St Ives Grove into a six-bed House in Multiple Occupation (HMO), alongside new windows to ground and first floor side.

A HMO is a residential property where ‘common areas’ exist and are shared by more than one household. They are often subdivided from larger houses initially designed for one family.

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But Leeds City Council planners have rejected the plans to alter the end terrace property, citing a combination of factors. These include:

  • The restricted outlook and limited light to the basement windows,
  • Lack of communal amenity space,
  • Lack of privacy in the ground floor bedrooms,
  • Loss of privacy to neighbours,
  • Lack of private amenity space,
  • and the conversion represents an over intensive form of development which offers a poor level of general amenity to prospective occupiers and neighbours.

The plans can be viewed in full here.


  1. Do we really need another hmo in this area. What we really need is more police patrols, to stop muggins, criminal damage, and lately stabbings. We never see a police van/patrol in this area until something happens……


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