A PLAN has been submitted to change the use of a bed-and-breakfast in Basingstoke to a house of multiple occupancy.

The owner of Wessex House, in Winchester Road, Basingstoke, is looking for permission from the council to change the use of the property to accommodate longer-term guests.

The building has 10 en-suite bedrooms with 10 occupants.

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The applicant said in a cover letter to the council that he does not and has never held any plans for the property since it has been a B&B for at least 30 years.

According to the planning application, there will be no changes made to the building.

The landlord is looking to put longer-term guests in the house as a house of multiple occupancy rather than short-term guests as a bed-and-breakfast.

To view the application, search with reference number 24/00163/FUL on Basingstoke and Deane Council's planning portal.