The premises contained seven bedrooms, some with en suite bathrooms, spread over three floors. The appellant proposed to run a bed-and-breakfast operation with a communal dining room. He explained that the premises already provided accommodation for himself and seven working adults. The inspector was concerned that a more intensive commercial use would be out of character with the predominantly residential area.
She noted that the existing use had led to complaints from neighbours over comings and goings late at night, people talking on mobile phones in the garden and smoking. While acknowledging that the appellant had dealt with some of these problems through a tighter management regime, she was not persuaded that this could be ensured by condition.
DCS Number 100-050-541
Inspector Wenda Fabian; Hearing.