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Article 4 Direction
Requested Mon 19 December 2016
Responded Thu 22 December 2016
Do you operate an Article 4 direction in your area that requires HMOs to secure planning permission? If so, can I please know the area/areas covered.
ResponseAll Information regarding the Article 4 direction in relation to HMOs is available on our website at the following link; http://www.hastings.gov.uk/planning/advice/hmo/This details that the whole borough is covered by the direction, which says that planning permission will be required to change the use of a single family house into a shared house occupied by between three and six unrelated individuals. The change of use to an HMO occupied by more than 6 unrelated individuals has always needed planning permission, the Direction extends this to include smaller properties. The Direction came into effect on 02 July 2012.
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