New powers to manage HMO'S
By Vincenzo Capozzoli in General
Published: Friday, 18 February 11 - 07:04 AM (GMT)
Last Updated: Friday, 18 February 11 - 07:10 AM (GMT)
As a port city with 2 universities, Southampton has areas with large concentrations of HMOs, leading to parking problems and other difficulties.
New planning powers, called an Article 4 Direction will allow the council to require planning permission for new HMOs and will mean it is possible to refuse applications where they are inappropriate or set sensible conditions on the applicants.
The council has announced that it will implement an Article 4 Direction as soon as possible.