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POLICY HC6

Proposals for the conversion of larger dwellings and vacant or underutilised commercial and industrial buildings to flats or other self-contained units of accommodation will be permitted subject to satisfaction of the following criteria:

  1. In the case of buildings with an employment use, it can be demonstrated that the current or previous use is no longer viable,
  2. There would be no significant adverse effect upon residential amenity by virtue of noise, nuisance and/or other disturbance,
  3. The development would not result in an overintensive use of a dwelling or building,
  4. There would be no significant adverse effect on the external appearance of the property and the character of the locality,
  5. There would be no significant adverse effect on local car parking and highway safety, and
  6. Appropriate refuse storage arrangements can be provided.

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