Planning officers have recommended approval for a retrospective change of use for a 15-bedroom house of multiple occupation (HMO) in Pembroke Dock.

The applicant has applied to convert the first, second and third floors of 10 Meyrick Street to 15 bedrooms with two kichenettes, two shower rooms and a bathroom and includes a proposed communal area.

Concerns have been raised by ward County Councillor Alison Lee and residents on a number of issues.

Pembroke Dock Town Council has objected on the grounds that increased noise would lead to significant adverse impact on amenity contrary to policy 78 of the JUDP and questioned the adequacy of the fire escapes to deal with the additional residents.

The plan is recommended for approval at today's (Tuesday's) planning meeting, with the conditions that off street parking and waste storage facilities are provided.