Hat trick of Oxfordshire HMOs given the green light

An end of terrace house in Oxford City Council has been awarded HMO (House in Multiple Occupation) status after receiving planning permission for the change of use thanks to ET Planning. Obtaining HMO status in Oxford has become increasingly difficult in recent years since the Council introduced an Article 4 Direction which removes permitted development […]

A Town Planning Consultant’s Guide to HMOs

In this mini video series, Emily from ET Planning takes you through the some of the issues we see our clients facing when making Planning Applications for Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMO). Each video in the series covers a different topic.

New legislation changes make development more accessible

New legislation laid before Parliament last week will allow development in certain areas and under certain conditions without the need for a planning application from a local planning authority. A number of new and amended parts of the GDPO (General Permitted Development Order) 2015 have now been approved and will take effect later this month […]

Two HMO’s secure lawfulness in restricted area

Properties which have been operating as small House of Multiple Occupation (HMO) (use class C4) for many years, and prior to the introduction of the Article 4 Directive, may be immune from enforcement action and only require a Certificate of Lawfulness in order to be regularised. This was the advice that ET Planning recently gave […]