A SOUTHAMPTON home could be turned into a house of multiple occupations should plans be approved by civic chiefs.

Plans have been submitted to Southampton City Council to turn a five-bed home Burgess Road into a HMO.

The plans have been submitted by Mr A Bingham of Pure Town Planning based in Bournemouth.

The plans state the application for a lawful development certificate for existing use as a five bed house in multiple occupation.

A HMO is a home lived in by more than three tennants in which they share a bathroom and kitchen.

They are usually lived in by young professionals.

Plans are yet to be approved by Southampton City Council.