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.
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.