PLANS have been submitted to the council seeking permission to increase the capacity of a house of multiple occupation (HMO).

Proposals have been sent in by applicant Rehan Mohammed regarding the HMO on 49 Wargrave Road, Newton-le-Willows.

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The proposals state: "The premises has seven bedrooms and is used as a HMO.

"Currently if used for a six-bedroom HMO, planning permission is not required. "However we would like to use it for seven-bedroom HMO.

"All bedrooms are there and the previous owner used it as a seven-bedroom HMO".

Plans are on standard consultation to the public until Monday, March 8.

A determination deadline has been set for the plans for Friday, April 9.