Decision - Houses of Multiple Occupation - Extension to Article 4 Direction Area

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Houses of Multiple Occupation - Extension to Article 4 Direction Area

Decision Maker: Tourism, Development & Culture Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report considers the case for a new extension to the existing Article 4 Direction area where permitted development rights for a change of use from a dwellinghouse (use class C3) to small HMO (use class C4) are overridden.


1)           That the Committee notes the evidence presented in this report as a response to the decision of the June 2018 TDC Committee to support an evidence gathering exercise to assess the impact of HMOs in areas of the city outside the existing Article 4 Direction area.


2)           That the Committee authorises the making of a citywide non-immediate direction under Article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 (as amended) to remove the permitted development right for the change the use of a building from a dwelling house (Class C3) to a House in Multiple Occupation (Class C4) for the reasons outlined in this report.

Report author: Steve Tremlett

Publication date: 18/01/2019

Date of decision: 17/01/2019

Decided at meeting: 17/01/2019 - Tourism, Development & Culture Committee

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