PLANS for a house for multiple occupation (HMO) in Deeside have been refused amid concerns it would have a "detrimental" effect on the area.

An application was submitted to Flintshire Council to convert a property at No 23 Ash Grove in Shotton into a five bedroom HMO.

The decision to refuse the plans was made by a delegated planning officer for Flintshire Council.

The officer's decision notice said: "The proposal would result in the intensification of (HMO’s) within the locality which would be detrimental to its character."

Concerns were also expressed about flood defences at the site.

There is already a HMO next door at number 25, and one at number 19 and five in total on the street - with a "high level" of them in the locality was a principle reason for refusal.