Petition against plan to convert Wheatley home into eight housing units receives 90 signatures

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An application to convert a Doncaster home into individual let units has led to a local petition against it.

On Tuesday (22 September) Doncaster Council’s planning committee will vote on whether to approve the conversion of a home in Wheatley.

Applicants have applied to convert the five-bedroom home on Lifford Road into seven one-bed occupancy units plus a one-bedroom apartment in its outbuilding.

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The plan will change the building from a family home into several individually let rooms with a communal kitchen and living space.

Plans for the development. Credit: Doncaster CouncilPlans for the development. Credit: Doncaster Council
Plans for the development. Credit: Doncaster Council

Planning officers have recommended that councillors grant permission for the application, following a number of changes including a reduction in the number of units from the original plan.

It has been brought to the committee due to significant public opposition.

The application received 32 representations in opposition, as well as the formation of a local petition against it which received 90 signatures.

Concerns included pressure on drainage, increased fly-tipping, anti-social behaviour and pressure on parking.

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