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20 bedroom extension proposed for town centre HMO

A HMO in Wrexham town centre could be extended by an additional 20 bedrooms if new plans are approved.

In an application submitted to Wrexham Council it has been proposed that land adjacent to the existing HMO (House Multiple Occupancy) in Mitre Buildings, Brook Street / Pentre Felin is extended to provide the extra rooms.

The site itself is a former public house, which was converted into a 14 bedroom HMO in 2011.

However if the newly submitted plans are approved a further 20 bedrooms would be developed on an ‘unsurfaced car park’ adjacent to the Mitre Vaults, bringing the total number of bedrooms in the HMO to 32.

Details about the proposals are provided within the application’s design and access statement, which notes: “The development consists of an extension to the existing HMO building at first and second floors. The ground floor is all parking except for a stair at the rear of the building.

“The building is located on the car park of the Mitre Vaults and will be adjoined to the existing building at the position of the existing central stair.

“One bedroom on the first and second floor of the existing building will be converted to a kitchen for the use of the new extension.”

It is also stated that each of the rooms would have an en-suite bathroom, along with access to a shared kitchen and laundry facilities, which would be in each kitchen.

Access to the building will also be via a new entrance which will be located to the “east side of the building from the courtyard area access off Brewery Place”.

The design and access statement concludes: “The site is within the existing urban area of Wrexham town centre and has excellent links to a range of public transport facilities.

“The development re-uses an existing vacant site which provides sustainable development and is further enhanced by being a car free development.

“The access to and from the building and appropriate to the site and its surrounding area and the potential occupiers of the development.”

It adds: “In conclusion the proposal satisfies the planning criteria and there are no material considerations which suggest that planning approval should not be granted.:

The application is expected to be considered by the planning committee at a later date.

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