Decision - Citywide Article 4 Direction - Houses in Multiple Occupation

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Citywide Article 4 Direction - Houses in Multiple Occupation

Decision Maker: Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: No

Is subject to call in?: No


This report seeks approval for the confirmation of the citywide Article 4 Direction relating to Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs).


RESOLVED: That the Committee:


1.    Noted the representations made during the consultation period.


2.    Authorised the confirmation of the Direction made under Article 4 of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015 to remove permitted development rights relating to changes of use from a C3 dwelling house to a C4 small HMO.


3.    Authorised the making of a Direction (“the Cancellation Direction”) cancelling the existing Article 4 Direction confirmed in 2013 within the wards of Hanover and Elm Grove, Hollingdean and Stanmer, Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, Queen’s Park and St. Peter’s and North Laine as these wards will be covered by the new citywide Direction.


4.    Authorised the Head of Planning to confirm the Cancellation Direction subject.

Report author: Steve Tremlett

Publication date: 17/01/2020

Date of decision: 16/01/2020

Decided at meeting: 16/01/2020 - Tourism, Equalities, Communities & Culture Committee

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