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HMO Article 4 Direction withdraw permitted development rights for change of use from dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to Small HMO (Use Class C4).

Decision Maker: Mayor and Cabinet

Decision status: For Determination

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: No


Having considered an open officer report, and a presentation by the Deputy Mayor and Cabinet Member for Housing Development and Planning,Councillor Brenda Dacres, the Mayor and Cabinet agreed to:


·         Note the contents of the 2022 HMO Review and Evidence Paper.

·         Approve the making of a non-immediate Article 4 Direction for the remainder of the borough to withdraw permitted development rights for the change of use from Dwellinghouse (Use Class C3) to Small HMO (Use Class C4).

·         Authorise officers to carry out a consultation in accordance with Section 5 of this report.

·         Note the financial and legal implications of making the Article 4 Direction set out in Sections 6 and 7.


Publication date: 08/07/2022

Date of decision: 06/07/2022

Decided at meeting: 06/07/2022 - Mayor and Cabinet

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