Houses in Multiple Occupation and the Stanmore Article 4 Direction
Winchester City Council made an Article 4 Direction1 on 16 April 2015 to withdraw permitted development rights for the change of use of a dwelling house within Class C3 of the Order to a house in multiple occupation within Class C4 of the Order in the Stanmore area. The Direction will come into force on 2 May 2016. Further information is available in the FAQs below.
1Article 4(1) of the Town and Country Planning (General Permitted Development) Order 1995 (as amended)
2 Definitions can be found in the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended). According to the Use Classes Order “For the purposes of Class C3(a) a “single household” shall be construed in accordance with section 258 of the Housing Act 2004”. Links to the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended) can be found on the Planning Portal webpage provided on the right.
Frequently Asked Questions