A planning application to transform a single house into nine flats in Granby Road in Stevenage has been withdrawn.

Skyline Assets Limited had intended to demolish part of the existing two-storey detached house on the site - including the entrance, garage and utility - and extend the property to the rear and side, and upwards to create another floor.

The intention was to create nine one-bedroom, one-person flats.

The developer said the flats would be in an "ideal location" for staff working at Lister Hospital, having identified "a clear lack of supply" of similar accommodation in the area.

However, having taken advice from a senior planning officer at Stevenage Borough Council, he has told her: "I will take your advice and withdraw the application."