Plans to transform two former residential properties into houses with multiple occupancy (HMO) in Bury and Radcliffe have been lodged.

Applications to convert two residential properties HMOs on Walmersley Road in Bury and Keats Crescent in Radcliffe will be sent to the council.

The Radcliffe property could be transformed into a 10-bedroom HMO while the Bury property could be converted to create a home with nine bedrooms.

The homes on Walmersley Road would join existing residential properties near Clarence Park and the new development in Radcliffe is located just outside the town centre.

In September, plans to convert the former Rostrevor Hotel on Manchester Road into two nine-bedroom HMOs were approved by the council.

A similar application was also submitted for the Hawthorn Hotel on Stand Lane who planned to convert former guest house into an 18-bedroom HMO.

The plans were thrown out by the council after they were deemed "unacceptable within this residential setting".

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Writing on behalf of the applicant for the Walmersley Road property, planning consultant Paul Butler Associates wrote: “The scheme will provide a high standard of accommodation and will be targeted at young professionals and key workers.

"All rooms will be for single occupation and are generously sized.

"The majority of the bedrooms (seven out of nine) comprise ensuites and all bedrooms adhere to the space standards set out in Bury’s HMO licensing conditions document.

“A shower room is available on the same floor level for the two bedrooms which don’t have an ensuite.”

MAT Design Ltd, which prepared an application for Keats Crescent, said the plan would help the council to meet affordable housing needs in Radcliffe.

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It said: “The proposed floor plans for the site would provide four bedrooms (two en-suite), a large kitchen and dining area, along with the entrance lobby and WC to the ground floor, whilst the upper floors would comprise of four bedrooms, two bathrooms, a kitchen and dining area circulation and first floor, while the loft space would retain two bedrooms, both of which would be ensuite.

“Externally, access and egress would be taken from Keats Crescent onto four off-street car parking spaces, while 10 cycle spaces are also proposed.

"Bin storage will also be provided within the site and the garden areas would be retained for the occupiers residential amenity."

Public consultation remains open for both applications and no date has been set for a decision by the council’s planning committee.