Strong opposition has been levelled against an allegedly ‘illegal’ HMO in Bucks.

Mr Mark Marcou, of Oakhill Drive, in Herts, has submitted to Milton Keynes Council a retrospective ‘change of use’ application for 34 Shackleton Place, Oldbrook, Milton Keynes.

The plans outline the ‘continued conversion from four-bed residential use to a five-bedroom house in multiple occupation (HMO)’.

Bucks Free Press:

Shackleton Place

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One parking space will be retained and four bicycle bays will be added.

Initial plans appear to be for a four-bed HMO, according to a council document.

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Works were started and completed in the latter part of 2016, it also states.

But Campbell Park Parish Council objected, claiming: “CPPC are aware that this property is already operating illegally as a HMO.

“Committee believe this application does not meet the necessary parking standards and also lacks the necessary bin storage, cycle storage.”

Documents also state: “The applicant contacted the planning department for advice on how to proceed following receipt of [a] planning enforcement enquiry letter dated 29/06/2021.”

Adding: “Advised to apply for planning permission through the planning portal.”

Planning officers will now decide what becomes of the application.

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