Monday, 12 November 2012

Houses in multiple occupancy consultation


We have received this from the council

The consultation on additional licensing of Houses in Multiple Occupation (HMOs) is well underway and all the drop-in consultation events have been carried out.

So far we have received around 160 responses to the online consultation which is a good start – but we need to try and encourage more engagement and more people to respond.  The 3 main Wards affected are Oldfield, Westmoreland and Widcombe but small areas of other Wards are also included such as Twerton, Bathwick and Lyncombe.  The consultation also gives people the opportunity to tell us if the area proposed is correct or not and many people I have spoken to have questioned why the whole of Bath is not going to be covered – so this has the potential to affect many other Wards.  

A map of the proposed area is shown here.

The consultation is due to end on the 30th November so I request that you use the next 3 weeks to galvanise your residents and encourage further participation in the consultation.  If residents are keen for additional licensing to happen or have strong views on where and what it should cover then we really need to hear from them.


A copy of all the consultation documents is also available in Moorland Road Library and the One Stop Shop on Manvers Street.

Planning Policy

The consultation on the Article 4 Direction supplementary planning policy (SPD) is also underway and due to end on the same date.  To view the consultation and respond please visit www.bathnes.gov.uk/hmo

Best wishes,

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