A recent planning application to turn a 4-bedroomed townhouse into a 5-bedroomed House in Multiple Occupancy (HiMO) in Columbia Place, Campbell Park, was refused after the Town Council persisted in its objections due to the lack of parking provision. A number of nearby residents also filed objections, mainly about the impact on parking but also about additional rubbish generation which could increase their service charges. Surprisingly, MK Council’s planning officer recommended approval but, at the Town Council’s request, members of the Development Control Committee made a site visit, understood the situation and unanimously refused planning permission.
Unfortunately, the application has now returned, proposing a 4-bedroom HiMO and suggesting that the letting agent will only let to people without cars. If any resident wishes to comment on the application you can find it online by searching for application number 17/00351/FUL on MK Council’s planning portal. Alternatively you can email the new case officer, who is dealing with the latest application, via Danika.Hird@milton-keynes.gov.uk, ideally in early November but any time before the end of the month.