FLATS intended to be created from a Bognor Regis dental surgery have been rejected for being too small.
Kamil Krakowski applied for a change of use of Bradlaw House in Sudley Road from the health use and a nightclub, plus two flats, to eight flats.
But Arun District Council’s group director of place, Karl Roberts, said five of the intended flats would be below the council’s minimum size.
“Whilst regard must be had to the age and layout of the building which can make it difficult to meet all standards, the fact that five of the eight flats do not meet the minimum standards suggests that the current proposal could be regarded as an over-development of the site.
“It should also be noted that units one and two are basement units only with very limited outlook,” he says in his report.
The proposed flats would range in size from 41 to 72sqm.
Mr Roberts also stated the proposal would cause significant harm to the appearance and character of the area and a building designated as a local building of character. This was because of the ‘unsympathetic addition’ of a mansard roof to the building.