A once refused plan to turn a home on a terraced street into a seven person “house of multiple occupation” (HMO) have been lodged again.

If approved, the scheme will see a house on the end of Rawson Road in Smithills converted into a seven-bedroom HMO, with several extensions made.

The developers say that they have taken the reasons the plans have previously been turned down into consideration.

A statement said: “The plans have been amended to incorporate the reasons given for refusal.

“The third floor of the extension has been removed and the conversion of the loft has been reduced to one room within a dormer extension to the roof.”

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It added: “It is proposed to convert the property into a seven-bedroom house in multiple Occupation.

“The proposal will involve the construction of a rear extension and will involve the alteration of the existing floor layouts and the addition of one room within the roof space, whilst carrying out a complete renovation of the building, which will upgrade the building to comply with current building regulations relating to insulation levels and fire regulations.”

The two storey terraced house is found on the end of Rawson Road and is currently used as a three bedroom home.

According to the most recent plans but before the council, the conversion will see two bedrooms created on the ground floor with en-suites bathrooms and a dining and kitchen area at the back of the extension.

The first floor will be made up of three bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms and the second floor with will have one bedroom, also with an en-suite bathroom.

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If approved, this will add to the growing number of HMOs all across Bolton which has proven to be a contentious topic in recent months.

Critics of housing schemes like these have raised concerns about overcrowding, pressures on public services and increasing congestion on the roads.

Under the current rules, developers need to apply for planning permission from the council if they intend to convert a normal house into an HMO with more than six bedrooms.

But they will still need to apply for HMO licences.

The Rawson Road plans were put before the council on Monday, October 30 and will be decided by the end of December this year.