PLANS to turn a dental surgery to a house of multiple occupancy (HMO) have been thrown out for a second time.

The revised proposal had six-bedrooms one fewer than what was previously submitted.

Permission was refused because of a lack of amenity space and parking, potential noise and disturbance for neighbours.

Speaking on behalf of Friends of Moses Gate, Carol Puchorias, who lives on Bolton Road where the property is located, told the planning committee that a former HMO next door was visited by the police many times.

She said: “As an area that has suffered with a number of community issues for a number of years. A further HMO is not what the area needs as a family-oriented area. Residents will not be inclined to be part of the local community.”

Cllr Maureen Flitcroft said it would not enhance the area or contribute to good urban design.

It was refused but councillors said that the applicant could still apply to convert it to a residential house and convert it later.