Harewood House in Scarborough could be transformed into three new homes

A plan to transform a former care home into three five-bedroom dwellings has been lodged with Scarborough Council.

Last year, councillors on the authority threw out a proposal from Artz Ltd to convert Harewood House at 47 West Street into House of Multiple Occupancy (HMO) after more than 70 people objected.

Scarborough Council’s planning committee refused the plans, saying the number of bedrooms should be reduced to at most 10, in line with a review into HMOs carried out by the council previously.

The refusal came despite the council’s planning officers recommending that approval should be granted.

There are plans to transform Harewood House, Scarborough, into three five-bedroom dwellings.

Now, the developer has come back with a proposal to create three individual dwellings within the former care home.

In an application to the borough council it states that it is hoped that this plan goes down better with the locals.

It adds: “My client submitted a previous application for a HMO which was refused by the planning committee, despite the case officer and manager supporting the scheme.

“The applicant hopes the previous concerns of numerous residents has been addressed with the new submission for the property.”

The Harewood House care home closed in 2017 and despite two auctions being held no buyer has yet been found to take over the property.

The plans are now out to consultation.

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