A BID to convert a house into a Bed and Breakfast hotel has been rejected.

The applicant, a Mr 'M Hussain', wanted permission to build an extension and change the licensed use of two family flats in Hainault Road, Leytonstone.

But officers from Waltham Forest Council refused the application under delegated powers because it would result in a loss of family accommodation in the area.

The cramped nature of the designs and concern over possible noise and disturbance to neighbours were also cited as reasons.