Article 4 Direction for Houses in Multiple Occupation

On 20th September 2017 the Council issued a ‘non-immediate’ Article 4 direction for HMOs in parts of Bootle, Litherland, Seaforth, Waterloo and Southport. 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).

The Article 4 Direction was confirmed by Cabinet on 21 June 2018. The Article 4 will be effective from 20 September 2018.

A copy of the Direction, a map defining the areas covered, the supporting evidence for the making of the article 4 direction and confirmation notice can be viewed below.

Article 4 Direction (pdf 1MB)
Map to which the Article 4 Direction applies (Southport) (pdf 6.61MB)
Map to which the Article 4 Direction applies (Bootle, Seaforth, Litherland and Waterloo) (pdf 7.24MB)
Supporting evidence for making the Article 4 Direction (pdf 6.02MB)
Notice Confirming Article 4 (pdf 187KB)

Proposals for a change of use from a dwelling house to a small Home in Multiple Occupation (i.e. a dwelling house occupied by 3-6 residents) in the identified areas will now require planning permission


Last Updated on 20 September 2018