Hatfield HMO application attracts multiple objections

PUBLISHED: 07:00 22 September 2018

A planning application has been made to Welwyn Hatfield Council.

A planning application has been made to Welwyn Hatfield Council.


A planning application for the retrospective change of use of a house has attracted a number of objections.

Ismail Kabala has applied to Welwyn Hatfield Council for a house of multiple occupation for up to six people at 111 The Ryde in Hatfield.

Nine objections have been lodged against the planning application.

Currently 10 people live at the property.

One neighbour wrote: “The Ryde is a close community of family homes and is not the environment for HMO properties.

“This will cause parking problems for current neighbours.

“Higher noise levels with the comings and goings of individuals.

The intrusion of people unknown to the community due to probable high turnover of occupants.

“The Ryde needs to remain an estate where families are encouraged and where their children can walk to the Ryde school in a safe friendly environment.”

In the planning statement on behalf of the applicant, it is noted: “Within Welwyn Hatfield, houses in multiple occupation provide a valuable supply of private rented accommodation for professionals in employment, students and people on benefits.

“HMOs are one of the most affordable forms of accommodation in the private sector.”

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