Decision Maker: City Mayor (Individual Decision)
Decision status: Recommendations Approved
Is Key decision?: Yes
Is subject to call in?: Yes
To enable better management of concentrations of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) in Leicester, preserve the residential amenity and character of neighbourhoods, and protect houses suitable for family occupation from conversion to Class C4 HMOs.
The non-immediate Article 4(1) Direction, as set out in Appendix C, withdrawing the specified permitted development right, conferred by the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) (England) Order 2015, for the conversion of dwelling-houses (Class C3) to Houses in Multiple Occupation (Class C4) in three outlined areas of the city be confirmed.
The attached report sets out the evidence of impacts the Article 4 Direction is intended to address, namely for planning permission to be required to allow the impacts of concentrations of HMOs to be better assessed and addressed.
Other options considered included smaller areas for coverage. These other options were set out in the report attached to the Review of Article 4 Directions relating to Conversion of Houses (Class C3) to Class C4 Small Houses in Multiple Occupation (2021)
Publication date: 10/11/2022
Date of decision: 18/11/2022
Effective from: 26/11/2022