The Limes Hotel 12 Hoole Road Chester CH2 3NJ : Change of use from guest house accommodation to self contained residential flats

Chester Civic Trust objects for the following reasons:

Policy DM22 of the CWAC Local Plan Part 2 states in para. 12.35 ‘ Dwellings created through the conversion/sub-division of an existing dwelling house should provide adequate accommodation, and not compromise living standards especially where smaller units are provided.’
It is considered that the space created by this conversion for individual flats does not comply with this policy particularly the proposed bedsits in units 5 and 6.
Also no details are provided in the application plans of car parking, cycle parking, bin storage and communal outdoor space to serve the future residents.
We are concerned that if these issues are not addressed the development will result in poor living standards and should therefore be refused.