Cancellation of 2013 HMO Article 4 Direction

Closed 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 your views matter

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.

What happens next

Subject to consideration of any responses to the consultation which indicate that the cancellation should not proceed, the Article 4 Direction will be cancelled with effect from June 3rd 2020. This is the same day that the new citywide Article 4 Direction will come into effect.