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Intensification of Existing HMOs (new policy)

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.