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Plans to convert empty building into a house of multiple occupation

VACANT: The building on the corner of King Street and Cooper Street has been used as a shop and offices in the past.

Plans have been submitted to Tameside Council for the change of use of a vacant property on King Street in Dukinfield into a 10-bedroom House of Multiple Occupation (HMO).

The plan for Nos 2-4 King Street (at the Cooper Street junction) includes a dormer extension. 

The empty building has had a variety of uses in the past including as a shop, offices and residential flats.

It is understood the building has stood empty for some five years and that previously planning permission was granted to change it into flats, having previously been a commercial shop.

The building is currently described as boarded up and has overgrowth all along the rear elevation off the property. Internally the property has been stripped out and is uninhabitable.

The completed development would create six ensuite bedrooms with shared living and kitchen space, and four ensuite bedrooms with kitchenettes.

Outside the rear yards would be completely refurbished to provide attractive, private, well lit and safe access to the entrance to the building and an entrance courtyard.

The external space will also include covered and lockable bin and bike storage.facilities together with a small lit amenity space.

Tameside Council planners are presently considering the proposal.

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