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Article 4 Direction - HMO

The Council is introducing a new Article 4 Direction that will apply to the entire borough. The Direction will remove permitted development rights that allow dwelling houses (a C3 planning use) to convert into small houses in multiple occupancy (HMOs, a C4 planning use) without the need for planning permission.

The Order was sealed on 1st October 2021 and confirmed on 23rd February 2022.

The Direction will come into force on 3rd October 2022. 


Article 4 C3-C4 Article 4 Direction

Article 4 C3-C4 Notice of Confirmation of Article 4 - Borough Wide

Article 4 C3-C4 Evidence Base

Article 4 C3-C4 Consultation Statement

Article 4 C3-C4 Newspaper Public Notice

Article 4 C3-C4 Location Plan