Concerns raised over alleged 'illegal' HMO in Milton Keynes

Wednesday, September 15th, 2021 11:37am

By Rory Butler, Local Democracy Reporter

Image: Google Maps

A homeowner 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)’. However, the work was already carried out in 2016.

Initial plans appear to be for a four-bed HMO, according to a council document with it stating one parking space will be retained and four bicycle bays will be added.

Strong opposition has been levelled against the alleged ‘illegal’ HMO and Campbell Park Parish Council has 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.”

Planning officers will now decide what becomes of the application.