Cancellation of 2013 HMO Article 4 Direction

Closes 24 Feb 2020

Opened 3 Feb 2020


The Council is seeking your views on the cancellation of the 'Article 4 Direction' which removes permitted development rights for a change of use from a family home to a small House in Multiple Occupation. The Direction relates to the wards of Hanover and Elm Grove, Hollingdean and Stanmer, Moulsecoomb and Bevendean, Queen’s Park and St. Peter’s and North Laine and has been in place since 2013.

Why We Are Consulting

The cancellation is proposed because an identical citywide Article 4 Direction is being implemented which will cover this area as well as the remainder of the city excluding the part which lies within the South Downs National Park.

The cancellation of this Article 4 Direction will therefore have no material effect. However, in line with planning regulations, the cancellation is subject to period of 21 days public consultation.

Give Us Your Views