PLANS to turn a house into a HMO have been rejected – after more than 60 letters of objection were received.

An application was originally submitted in March to the turn the property, on Wath Road, Bolton-upon-Dearne, into a five-bed HMO.

There are five bedrooms proposed over three floors, two bathrooms and an en-suite in the attic.

Three off-street parking spaces will be provided at the rear of the property along with bin storage.

No outdoor amenity space is provided.

However, a total of 65 people sent in letters to Barnsley Council against the plans. This ultimately led to the application being dismissed by the council’s planning board.

A report states: “There has been a lot of objections to the proposal from local residents.

“The main point highlighted was the lack of parking provision for the property which will result in on street parking within an overly subscribed and busy area.

“The council’s highways department have not objected to this proposal as the proposed number of off-street parking provision meets the policy requirements.

“It is noted that the number of adults in the property would be an increase over and above what is likely to be accommodated if the property were a family home.”