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Houses in Multiple Occupation and Purpose Built Student Accommodation

This document provides guidance to augment Policies H9 and H11 of the LDP, and provide clarity on the interpretation of those policies, in order to inform decision making on proposals for Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) and Purpose Built Student Accomodation (PBSA).

The SPG was adopted by Planning Committee on 3 December 2019 following public consultation on a draft version. A copy of the public consultation report setting out the process followed leading up to adoption of the final version of the SPG can be downloaded below.

To apply for a HMO concentration test, search a full list of properties that have planning permission as a HMO and view the public register of licensed HMOs, please visit the HMO planning applications page below.