PLANS to refurbish two Victorian townhouses in Rhyl to provide six new one-bedroom apartments have been approved.

The proposals, concerning 43-45 Bath Street, were submitted by Denbighshire County Council to its own planning committee, who gave them the go-ahead on October 25.

Formerly houses in multiple occupation (HMOs), one of the two townhouses is now vacant, and the other was converted into three two-bedroom apartments “occupied until very recently”.


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In a design and access statement, agents Lovelock Mitchell Architects wrote: “The proposed scheme has been developed to meet Denbighshire County Council’s housing requirements and internal space standards as far as practically possible.

“The two houses have been in varied states of occupation in recent years. No.45 has been previously used as an HMO but has fallen into disrepair and has been vacant for several years.

“Comparatively, no.43 has been previously converted into three two-bed flats, all of which have been occupied until recent months. 

“Providing accommodation for more people to live in the town centre will bring some benefit to local shops, through day-to-day shopping trips.”

Lovelock Mitchell Architects added that “the architectural characteristics of the properties have been substantially retained” in its proposals.

No on-site parking is to be provided, while community amenity space will be put in place.

When consulted, Rhyl Town Council and Natural Resources Wales did not object to the plans.