78 Woodlands Road, Middlesbrough

This was a standard application for change of use from c3 to a large 8 bed HMO, designated student growth area etc.
However the planning officer was not happy, they didnt want bins or bikes at the front (even through streetscene had no objection). The planner wanted my client to rip out the rear utility room and move the kitchen in order that the bins and bikes could be stored there, I managed to refute that on the grounds that it was an excessive cost in relation to the proposed development.
The plans needed amending 3 times in the end.
Finally it has come through as an approval with an allowance that the bins can be stored within the rear alleyway and the bikes can go on a wall rack within the back passage.
Planner: Ema Baker