PLANS have been submitted to turn a Winchester home into a house of multiple occupation (HMO).

Currently, 2 Fiona Close in Winnall is a shared four-bedroom home, but the applicant, listed as Andrew Smith and Son, is seeking to turn it into a five-bedroom HMO.

A planning statement submitted with the application said the development would conform with planning policies for the area and would provide “adequate parking to the meet the needs of the development taking into consideration the availability and adequacy of on street parking”.

However, the plan has attracted an objection from Fiona Close resident Debra Buscombe.

Mrs Buscombe wrote to Winchester City Council planners to say: “Fiona Close is a small close with houses in close proximity. Parking is an on-going problem and since we have had two HMO’s in the close, this has become far worse.

“It is starting to feel like we are living in an inner city ghetto!”

A decision is due on the application by July 16.