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Issue details

Review of the “Controlling the Concentration of Houses in Multiple Occupation” Supplementary Planning Document 2012 (revised 2014) in response to the Council Motion of December 2021

Purpose of Report: The report responds to the Motion from full Council in December 2021 to review the Controlling the Concentration of Houses in Multiple Occupation” Draft Supplementary Planning Document 2012 (revised 2014) which is used to determine planning permissions for HMOs through the Article 4 Direction which came into force on 20 April 2012. The Council Motion asked Executive to consider halving the acceptable percentage thresholds to 10% at ‘Neighbourhood level’ and 5% at ‘Street Level’.

The report will identify implications and legal considerations associated with potential changes to the policy.

The report will also consider the findings of a recent Local Government Ombudsman decision on the publication of HMO data.

Executive will be asked to determine the council’s policy framework on controlling Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) for consideration as part of the Council’s Local Plan.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Cabinet Decision - a 'Key Issue' - decision leading to savings or expenditure of £500,000 or above;

Decision status: Item Called In

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 14/02/2022

Decision due: 21/04/22 by Executive

Lead member: Executive Member for Economy and Strategic Planning

Lead director: Corporate Director of Place

Department: Directorate of Place

Contact: Tracey Carter, Director Economy, Regeneration and Housing Email: tracey.carter@york.gov.uk, Sara Dilmamode, Local Plan Project Officer Email: sara.dilmamode@york.gov.uk.

Consultation process

Relevant members and officers.

Equality Impact Assessment Completed?: EIA will be considered as part of the report.

Decisions

Agenda items

Documents

  • Review of the “Controlling the Concentration of Houses in Multiple Occupation” Supplementary Planning Document 2012 (revised 2014) in response to the Council Motion of December 2021  

 

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