The former GP surgery at 289 Hull Road, now home to York Foot Clinic, may become an HMO for four adults. Keira Moore, a podiatrist, owns the building and runs the clinic. Since there are parking problems in the area, Moore wants to change the use to an HMO. If the council approves the plan, she hopes to still offer chiropody services to clients in the future. Local independent councillor Mark Warters is requesting the application to be “called in”. This would mean elected councillors, not planning officers, would have the final say. Other concerns include parking and the location of a bin store and cycle stands to the front of the property. The council has guidelines on the number of HMOs permitted in York. Dewar Planning, on behalf of Ms Moore, urge the planners to back the scheme. They argue that the property was a commercial unit and not a family home. Ms Moore also believes HMO quotas do not apply because the building is a commercial property. The planning statement concludes that the nature of occupation as a four-person HMO would not negatively affect adjacent neighbors. More information can be found at planningaccess.york.gov.uk. For more public notices, check The Press daily and online at publicnoticeportal.uk/york-press.
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