An application to keep a Clitheroe house running as a holiday let has been refused by the council.

The applicant, Mrs K Jackson, applied to Ribble Valley Borough Council in May to keep the property in Castle View open for short-term holiday lets for a temporary period of five years.

However, previously unhappy neighbours wrote to the council to express their concerns over the change of use.

The application said the four-bedroom home can accommodate up to eight people at a time, with unrestricted parking available on Castle View and nearby Albemarle Street.

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One neighbour said the property being run as a business was taking a potential family residence off the market.

They added the owner had been running the business without planning permission for more than six months, without consulting neighbours or any other residents on Castle View.

Another neighbour said: “Our area has homes for families and the elderly. It would be inappropriate for guests to play loud music and cause upset in the neighbourhood.”

Lancashire Telegraph: The house in Castle View, ClitheroeThe house in Castle View, Clitheroe (Image: Judith Douglas Town Planning)

Another said the “street has now become a nightmare.”

However, their concerns have been answered by the council, who refused Mrs Jackson’s application at the end of last week.

A planning statement submitted to the council said the internal layout of the house, comprising a lounge and bedroom on the ground floor and three bedrooms and a bathroom on the second floor, would remain unchanged.

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It added: “The site is in a highly accessible location approximately 375m on foot from the train station and the bus interchange. Guests can easily access the accommodation by public transport.

“It is proposed to change the use of the property from a dwelling house to short-term let accommodation. The applicant wishes the change of use to be for a temporary period of five years.”

The applicant has up to six months to appeal the council’s decision.

To view the plans in full, visit the council’s planning website.