Beeston Article 4 Direction 2021: Houses in Multiple Occupation

Beeston Article 4 Direction 2021: Houses in Multiple Occupation

The Council has recently made what is known as a ‘direction’ regarding Houses in Multiple Occupation (often referred to as HMOs or HIMOs) in parts of Beeston and Beeston Rylands.

Currently, planning permission is not needed to change the use of a dwellinghouse to a HMO with 3-6 residents. The effect of the direction will be that, within the specified area, planning permission will be needed for this change of use.

The area concerned is shown on this map(.pdf)(373KB)(Opens in new window).

Consultation on the proposals took place between 15th January and 26th February 2021. Representations in response to the consultation were considered by the Jobs & Economy Committee meeting on 25th March 2021(.pdf)(171KB)(Opens in new window).  The Committee resolved to confirm the direction(.pdf)(1MB)(Opens in new window).  There is an official notice(.pdf)(212KB)(Opens in new window) which confirms the direction.

The direction will come into force on 26th March 2022.

Background information is included in the February 2020 committee report(.pdf)(3.5MB)(Opens in new window) and in the report of consultants Iceni(.pdf)(555KB)(Opens in new window) on student housing needs.

If you have any queries, please contact David Lawson (Team Leader, Planning Policy) on 0115 917 3452, 

Planning Administration
tel: 0115 917 3461
Planning Policy
tel: 0115 917 3452
Erewash Borough Council
tel: 0115 907 2221
Duty Planner
tel: 0115 917 7777