Fresh plans have been lodged to transform a house in Bury into bedsits.

An application to turn the mid-terrace property on Walmersley Road in a nine-bed house with multiple occupancy (HMO) was rejected by the council in December.

Ten objections were made and it was decided that "increased occupation and intensified use of the building would result in sub-standard and unacceptable levels of accommodation and facilities".

The local authority also said the car parking provision proposed was "inadequate".

But now a new application has been submitted to turn the home, which stands opposite Clarence Park, into an eight-bed HMO.

The plans state that the site would “provide a high standard of accommodation and will be targeted at young professionals and key workers”.

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The updated plans address previous anti-social behaviour concerns by stating that the lettings and management strategy would ensure prospective tenants are subject to a referencing process.

Tenancy agreements would include a clause relating to “ensuring good neighbourliness and procedures for dealing with anti-social behaviour.”

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The proposals include one off-road car parking space in the existing garage and secure space for up to eight bikes, either in the garage or in a designated external bike store.

It also includes a communal cinema room alongside a plant room to house two washing machines, two dryers and a boiler.

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On behalf of the applicant, planning consultant Paul Butler Associates wrote: “Proposals have been amended to reduce the occupancy of the HMO and to include one off-road car parking space.

“The proposed development will deliver good quality housing and contribute to the creation of a mixed and sustainable community.”

A couple of public objections have been made against the application.

One commenter said: “Walmersley Road and the surrounding area has more than enough HMOs. Our schools are full, GPs and dentists are scarce.

“Even though there is planned parking in the plans it probably won't be enough leading to congested back streets … it means potentially another eight cars.”

A decision on the plans will be made at a later date.