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Angel Edmonton office building set to be converted into HMO

HMOs are aimed at “students, those on low income, or those seeking temporary accommodation”, reports Grace Howarth, Local Democracy Reporter

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A planning application to convert a vacant office building in Angel Edmonton into a five-person home of multiple occupancy has been submitted to Enfield Council.

The site is located in Fore Street and sits above a Paddy Power betting shop.

The proposal, submitted by applicant Mr Toguz, comprises a shared kitchen, bathroom, living room and five bedrooms. The rooms are located on the upper floors of the building.

The plan states the project represents “affordable housing” in an area “saturated with dwelling houses”.


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Seen as a low-cost private sector housing option, homes of multiple occupation (HMOs) are primarily aimed at “students, those on low income, or those seeking temporary accommodation”.

The plan also states the council encourages HMOs as long as they do not have a “harmful impact on the character and amenities of the surrounding area”.

No private amenity space is planned but the scheme is a two-minute walk from Florence Hayes Recreation Ground.

More details about the scheme can be found via the council’s planning portal by entering reference number 24/00376/FUL.


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