15 Belmont Road, Portswood (15/00209/FUL)

Having had difficulty in selling his 8-bedroom, semi-detached, family home, I was called in by Sanders Design Services Ltd to help the client, ultimately achieving planning permission for the conversion of the property to 4 flats (1 x studio, 2 x 1 bed and 1 x 3 bed).

The client had had permission refused for an 8 person House in Multiple Occupation, despite that character residential occupation being common in the street.

Despite not being able to provide private amenity space for 2 of the flats, the council were persuaded to make a pragmatic decision and practicable use of this large property, whilst retaining a family dwelling with its own garden.