Article 4 Directions - Houses in Multiple Occupation

We have made two Article 4 Directions to remove permitted development rights in relation to change of use from dwelling houses to a house in multiple occupation.

Direction Notice 1 - Brooklands, Romford Town, Heaton and Gooshays Wards

The effect of this Article 4 Direction is that permitted development rights to change any dwelling located with these four wards into a house in multiple occupation do not apply and planning permission will be required.

The Direction was confirmed on 3 November 2015 and came into force on 13 July 2016.

Article 4 Direction Art4/1/2015

Direction Notice 2 - Whole of Borough, except Brooklands, Romford Town, Gooshays and Heaton Wards

The effect of this Article 4 Direction is that permitted development rights to change a dwelling which is a flat, terraced house or semi-detached house located within any part of the borough other than the four wards above into a house in multiple occupation do not apply and planning permission will be required.

The Direction was confirmed on 3 November 2015 and will come into force on 13 July 2016.

Article 4 Direction Art4/2/2015

Other documents

Confirmation and consultation responses

Equality Impact Assessment Article 4 Directions regarding HMOs

Article 4 Direction Authority Notice

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