On 20th September 2017 the Council issued a ‘non-immediate’ Article 4 direction for HMOs in parts of Bootle, Litherland, Seaforth, Waterloo and Southport. There will be a 1 year period before this direction is implemented. The direction removes permitted development rights for the change of use from a use falling within Class C3 (dwellinghouse) to a use falling within Class C4 (Houses of Multiple Occupation).
A copy of the Direction, a map defining the areas covered and the supporting evidence for the making of the article 4 direction can be viewed below.
The Article 4 Direction, will come into force, subject to confirmation by the Council, on Thursday 20th September 2018.