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News - 20 April 2012

Consultation on rules for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs)

On 5th April Brighton and Hove City Council made a direction under the 1995 Town and Country Planning Order which removes the automatic right to convert houses into HMOs. They are now consulting on the order before it can come into force.

The direction relates to change of use from Class C3 (dwelling houses) to Class C4 (houses in multiple occupation) and proposes to remove permitted development rights for this type of change.

The change is part of a range of measures to address and prevent "studentification" in parts of the city. Some areas close to the universities or on bus routes servicing the universities have seen large increases in student residents offering living in HMOs that have been converted from family houses. This can lead to culture clashes with non-student residents.The order would allow the Council to have some control over the conversions making sure that a street didn't become dominated by HMOs.

The direction applies to five wards in Brighton & Hove; Hanover & Elm Grove, Hollingdean & Stanmer, Moulsecoomb & Bevendean, Queen’s Park and St Peter’s & North Laine. Further information about the direction can be obtained from:

Subject to confirmation by the City Council, the direction will come into force on 5th April 2013 and after that date planning permission would be required for such a change of use.

Representations can be made between 20 April 2012 and 20 July 2012 and they will be considered when deciding whether to confirm the direction.

Interested parties can use the consultation portal on the Council’s website (http://consult.brighton-hove.gov.uk/public/bhcc/planning/shmo/smallhmos) or alternatively write to: Planning Strategy and Projects, Brighton and Hove City Council, Room 407-410, Hove Town Hall, Norton Road, Hove BN3 3BQ or email: ldf@brighton-hove.gov.uk


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