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Article 4 Direction - HMO

The Council is introducing a new Article 4 Direction that would 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 will be subject to public consultation for a period of 8 weeks from then until 29th November. Any comments on this matter should be made in writing either to, or to the Head of Development Management, PO Box 17, Municipal Buildings, Corporation Street, Blackpool, FY1 1LZ. 

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


Article 4 C3-C4 Article 4 Direction

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