Consultation Reference DM 20
New Policy H2A: Intensification of Existing Houses in Multiple Occupation
Applications for the intensification of an existing small HMO (C4) to provide a large HMO (Sui Generis) will be permitted, unless the intensification:
i Significantly harms the amenity of adjoining residents through a loss of privacy, visual or noise intrusion;
ii On its own or cumulatively results in a severe impact on the highway network;
iii Does not provide a good standard of accommodation for occupants;
iv Does not provide adequate storage for recycling/refuse and bicycles.
v Does not achieve an Energy Performance Certificate “C” rating.
A condition restricting the number of occupants may be attached to permissions where deemed necessary to ensure that no further harmful intensification will occur.